Saturday, December 29, 2007

Chaos at Dagoretti Corner

I have just come back from town and driving through Dagoretti Corner there are about 50 thugs with very large (brand new funnily enough) thick poles about 5 feet long and 2 inches in diameter running about threatening people and vehicles.

There is evidence of burning on the road and the small kiosks are all suddenly deserted. We drove through very fast and I took this picture on my phone. Basically all those guys on the left of this picture are armed and willing to hit anyone and anything in their way.

Journalists are reporting total chaos in Kisumu and also in the Kibera and Mathere slums in Nairobi.

Latest results from 189 constituencies now show Raila having 4,356,092 votes and Kibaki with 4,009,300 so still too tight to call as depending on which districts haven't yet come in, it could most definitely still go either way but the ODM (Raila) supporters are calling for Kibaki to concede although the results are still not finalised.

Things are thick.


Gorilla Bananas said...

I hope you get a decisive result one way or the other, Ms Chick. The closer it, the less likely the loser is going to concede gracefully.


Sadly that is not looking likely now Mr Bananas as new results show only 38,000 votes between them and still some outstanding. Toes crossed now!