'I wasn't ready to die at 18'

'I wasn't ready to die at 18'

There are 6 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Jan 13, 2008, titled 'I wasn't ready to die at 18'. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

New Year's Eve in Kenya wasn't supposed to be like this - riots, gunshots, the possibility of death.

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shadowtraveller

Hampton, VA

#1 Jan 13, 2008
Sean, glad you and your dad are safe and sound! Welcome back!

“Kenyan politics”

Since: Jan 08

Nairobi, Kenya

#2 Jan 13, 2008
I am an ordinary Kenyan right now in Nairobi. I am very sorry your experience in kenya is not what you anticipated. But please understand our situation.
Imagine waking up at 4am to go and vote staying on a long queue till three pm and after voting. You anxiously wait for results that come the following day, after 24 hrs only to be told confusing things by the electoral body. And what was a clear win for your candidate is now a defeat!
Imagine this is what most Kenyans went through. They voted but the presidential votes were stolen. The members of parliament ones were ok and that is why most of the current president's men were defeated.
Kenyans are tired of being cheated. After voting in the current president in 2002 hoping for change that he himself promised, he colluded with the previous corrupt president and became very corrupt. So we hoped voting him out was the solution. Now he has stolen the very votes that was to fire him from this position. It has left Kenyans angry and tired. Can you speak with your local representatives to pass our message to the US government that we are tired and need their help? But we must continue fighting for our rights, even physically.
We hope Kenya will be peacful and will invite you to not only celebrate out hard won victory but also enjoy our nice climate, natural beaches and parks and to be treated as a visitor as opposed to the way you were treated in the last new year's eve.
Jamaal

Scranton, PA

#3 Jan 13, 2008
I am surprise that such a nice nation like Kenya turned to violence over the questionable elections.
Luhya chic

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jan 13, 2008
Manyala,
Disputed votes are not worth the blood of innocent people, especially children and old people. Am sorry for your plight, but get your priorities straight. That is the problem with Africa.

Since: Jan 08

Houston, TX

#5 Jan 13, 2008
Jamaal wrote:
I am surprise that such a nice nation like Kenya turned to violence over the questionable elections.
just goes to show that peace is only held together by a mere thread... its everyones job to keep fortifying it.
Jamaal

Pleasanton, CA

#6 Jan 14, 2008
A Wangari wrote:
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just goes to show that peace is only held together by a mere thread... its everyones job to keep fortifying it.
I agree, in a situation like this it is important that the United Nations encourage both the goverment and the opposition to make efforts to resolve this matter without violence.

Two wrongs in this case does not make anything right for the Kenyan people and their nation.

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