Situation in Kenya

Mr. Swan and Mr. Gottlieb testified about the December 27, 2007 parliamentary elections in Kenya. When President Kibaki was… read more

Mr. Swan and Mr. Gottlieb testified about the December 27, 2007 parliamentary elections in Kenya. When President Kibaki was announced as the winner, supporters of opposition leader Odinga objected, and violence ensued, including excessive force by police. There have been more than 1,000 deaths. Negotiations within the Kenyan government are under way, led by former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, although violence and displacement of citizens is continuing. Ms. Farrow, Chairman Kiai, and Ms. Ndungu testified about the humanitarian crisis resulting from the violence in Kenya, including the burning of homes and endangering of tens of thousands of citizens. UNICEF and other organizations are attempting to be of aid in the situation. They also described the history of ethnic strife in Kenya and suggested reforms in the Kenyan government. close

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  • Farrow, Mia Goodwill Ambassador United Nations->Children's Fund
  • Gottlieb, Gregory Deputy Assistant Administrator U.S. Agency for International Development->Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance
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Program ID:
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Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 7, 2008
Last Aired:
Feb 13, 2008

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  • Feb 07, 2008 | 6:54am EST | C-SPAN 2
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  • Feb 11, 2008 | 10:20am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 13, 2008 | 2:31am EST | C-SPAN 2
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