Monday, March 03, 2008
Grace is a primary school teacher and friend living in Nairobi. She is currently hosting 25 guests in her small two-room house. Her husband’s extended family was forced to flee its ancestral home in the aftermath of the elections and had nowhere else to go. Grace’s in-laws’ homes were all set on fire, their car burned, and their farmland decimated. During the school holidays, Grace’s two young children also escaped death when their rural home was set ablaze. The children were inside at the time of the arson. . .Unfortunately, Grace’s story is all too common in Kenya. There are still over 300,000 internally displaced people staying in camps.