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The Hypocrisy of Dealing With a Criminal President

Will the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as president of Kenya define President Barack Obama in Africa or will President Barack Obama use the election of President Kenyatta to define his human rights policy in Africa?

Will the U.S. do what it did with Omar al-Bashir of the Sudan to Kenyatta?
Will the U.S. do what it did with Omar al-Bashir of the Sudan to Kenyatta?

By Al Mariam,

Following the presidential election in late December 2007 and the Kenya Electoral Commission’s hurried declaration of incumbent President Mwai Kibaki as the winner, supporters of opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga in the Orange Democratic Movement alleged widespread electoral fraud and irregularities.

For nearly two months following that election, ethnic violence and strife in Kenya raged resulting in more than 1200 deaths, 3,500 injuries, and the displacement of over 350,000 persons and destruction of over 100,000 properties.  Continue reading The Hypocrisy of Dealing With a Criminal President