My father--an extremely logical and political thinker—can’t quite wrap his mind around the thought process pushing some of his countrymen, his kinsmen to murder their neighbors.
Those who have plunged our country into this humanitarian catastrophe — the Electoral Commission of Kenya — have practically admitted [their perfidy]. [SNIP]I may not know much about the particulars of the situation but I do know that evil has no logic. And that absence is a logic unto itself.
If you have killed any Kenyan on account of his [shared] ethnic identity with the individuals who may have stolen your votes — if you have burned his house or looted his shop — you have committed an unspeakable crime against a compatriot who has nothing whatsoever to do with your political agony.
And what you have done is completely futile.
Meanwhile, after meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer, President Kibaki agreed to a "national unity government" (don't ask me). Odinga is willing to negotiate terms on this type of government but still demands that Kibaki step down as president.
(Note: This missive is set to post automatically on Sunday at 6:00 AM US-PST)