The Mungiki and other Kenyan armed groups profit from chaos

by Josphat Makori

First they sent leaflets saying they would avenge the killings of their tribesmen when violence flared following Kenya’s disputed election. Then they told other tribes to leave certain areas.

People’s fears had come true. The Mungiki were back.

Hundreds of men wielding machetes and clubs, attacked their opponents beheading and dismembering them in characteristic style.