Paramilitary police walk past an opposition supporter’s body in Mathare slums in January 2008 during new inter-ethnic violence in Kenya. The post-election violence started amid allegations that the incumbent president manipulated the December elections. Over 1000 people were killed and 500,000 displaced.





 


A plainclothes police officer walks past a spot where a suspect was shot during a crackdown on Mungiki sect adherents in Kosovo slum in Nairobi; Kenya on June 7, 2007. When the guns fell silent, 14 people lay dead, most of them shot at close range or from the back either having surrendered or simply cornered.





A woman cries after supporters of presidential candidate Raila Odinga set fires at the Mathare slum in Nairobi, 30 December 2007, three days after Kenyans went to the polls to elect a new President. Kenyan police shot dead five people demonstrating against President Mwai Kibaki's re-election as angry supporters of defeated opposition leader Raila Odinga went on a rampage in major cities.





A woman kneels down to surrender during a crackdown on Mungiki sect adherents in Kosovo slum in Nairobi, Kenya in June of 2007. The sect is blamed for a string of recent murders and beheadings. The slum was believed to be a major hideout for the quasi-religious, militant sect members.




 


A supporter of Presidential candidate Raila Odinga (R) is beaten by two supporters of Presidential candidate Mwai Kibaki (C) and (L) during a street fight in the Mathare neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, December 29, 2007.





 


A mungiki suspect is mauled by a police dog, while the officers laugh during a crackdown on Mungiki sect adherents in Kosovo slum in Nairobi, Kenya on June 7, 2007.





 


Opposition supporters retreat while engulfed by teargas smoke in Mathare on January 17, 2008 in Kenya. International mediators have attempted to unlock political gridlock in the East African nation, which has lost 600 people in severe post-election violence amid allegations that the incumbent president manipulated the elections.





A man run’s past burning structure during fresh violence in Kibera slums in Nairobi Kenya. The post-election violence started amid allegations that the incumbent president manipulated the elections. The political dispute has degenerated into ethnic violence nationwide pitting Kibaki's influential Kikuyus against Odinga's Luos and other tribes. The violence has killed over 1000 people and left over 500,000 displaced.





A mother, on the right, cries over the body of her 13 year old daughter who was shot dead by police, in the Kibera slums, Nairobi, January 18, 2008. Kenyan police shot dead four people in the slums during the operation on the last day of rallies against President Mwai Kibaki's re-election.





 


A man armed with bow and arrow in Nakuru, one of the hotspots during post election violence in Kenya. The political dispute has degenerated into ethnic violence nationwide pitting Kibaki's influential Kikuyus against Odinga's Luos and other tribes that has killed over 1000 people and left over 500,000 displaced.





 


A man with a club and a machete raises his arms in triumph as a mob ran riot and attacked people and set houses and businesses on fire in the slum of Mathare after inter-ethnic conflict erupted overnight and into the morning in Nairobi, Kenya on January 2, 2008. At least 260 people were killed that day across the country in political and inter-ethnic violence.






A short sleeve amputation during ethnic violence in Kenya. The political dispute has degenerated into ethnic violence nationwide pitting Kibaki's influential Kikuyus against Odinga's Luos and other tribes that has killed over 1000 people and left over 500,000 displaced.




 


 The body of one young man who had been hacked to death lay in a muddy alley. His face was covered with plastic bags and his shoes had been stolen. Police said it was too dangerous to enter the slum to retrieve the body.





 


A relative weeps over the body of man who was shot by police during post-election violence amid allegations that the incumbent president manipulated the December elections.




 


Scared school children walk past a police dog during a crackdown on Mungiki sect adherents in Kosovo slum in Nairobi; Kenya on June 07, 2007. The sect is blamed for a string of recent murders and beheadings. The slum was believed to be a major hideout for the quasi-religious, militant sect members.