Paul Waiko Karanja holds his two boys Victor and Danson close to him. Despite being an African church leader and respected member of the community, he and his family joined other displaced Kikuyus like Peter (onlooking) at the Kibos Prison Primary School on the outskirts of Kenya`s western town of Kisumu. The main tribe in the area is the Luo, the same tribe as the opposition party leader Raila Odinga who allegedly lost by 200,000 votes to President Mwai Kibaki, a Kikuyu, in the 27 December 2007 elections. The resulting tensions in the area meant many Kikuyus in the Kisumu area had their houses burned, were forced to leave or fled anyway through fear. The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) resulting from the post-election ethnic violence in Kenya during this time reached 250,000. 8 January 2008 (image by Georgina Goodwin)
Paul Waiko Karanja holds his two boys Victor and Danson close to him. Despite being an African church leader and respected member of the community, he and his family joined other displaced Kikuyus like Peter (onlooking) at the Kibos Prison Primary School on the outskirts of Kenya`s western town of Kisumu. The main tribe in the area is the Luo, the same tribe as the opposition party leader Raila Odinga who allegedly lost by 200,000 votes to President Mwai Kibaki, a Kikuyu, in the 27 December 2007 elections. The resulting tensions in the area meant many Kikuyus in the Kisumu area had their houses burned, were forced to leave or fled anyway through fear. The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) resulting from the post-election ethnic violence in Kenya during this time reached 250,000. 8 January 2008
©Georgina Goodwin
lightstalkers.org/georgina-goodwin | View all images in this gallery | Play slideshow | Feed-icon-10x10-dim Subscribe via RSS
www.georginagoodwin.com
www2.metaphorimages.com
Icon-previous Icon-next