Friday, January 4, 2008

Video from Kisumu and Eldoret

I don't even recognize Kisumu in this footage. It looks like a ghost town except for looters going crazy and everything on fire. If the whole country is falling to pieces, who do they think is going to buy those microwaves they're stealing?

Is it ironic that Kisumu's main drag, shown in the video, is named after Raila Odinga's father, Oginga Odinga?

Oh my God, why have I never watched You Tube before? This one is heartbreaking.

The guy in the green shirt is in tears as he walks past gutted storefronts in Kisumu. The reporter greets him, "Habari ya mzee?" How's everything, sir?

The guy says, between sobs, "Salama." Peaceful.


Diane Davis said...

Hey there...

I'm a RPCV from Kenya (01-03)... I was between Kisumu and Kakamega (closer to Kakamega). I often read your old blog (LOVE IT) when I was missing Kenya and wanted a taste of the daily life. Just wanted to tell you I love your blog and writing and your picture taking and I will probably continue to lurk. ;)

Diane (in Oakland, CA)

Justina said...

Thanks Diane! I always welcome lurkers. Hope you'll keep coming back even though the Kenya stuff will dwindle as American life swallows me up.

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