Five Links

“Why Tunisia’s winds of change aren’t blowing south to sub-Saharan Africa” Scott Baldauf in CSM

County Council of Nakuru website. An example of action to carry out the opportunities for devolved government under the new Kenyan Constitution.

Paul Muite:  Runaway insecurity a symptom of a failed state in Kenya.

Somaliland journalist jailing More from the Committee to Protect Journalists

“Ugandan Who Spoke Up for Gays is Beaten to Death” Eloquent Jeffrey Gettleman coverage of the Kato murder.

 

 

 

Kibaki pledges no action for now against six suspects; key reading on Rift Valley

From Capital FM, “Ocampo Six can rest easy, Kibaki says”

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 15 – President Mwai Kibaki has made it clear that he does not plan to take any action against government officials named by ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo as suspected masterminds of the post election violence.

In a statement sent from State House on Wednesday afternoon, the Head of State said calls for action against those named were “prejudicial, pre-emptive and against the rules of natural justice.”

Christian Science Monitor series by Scott Baldauf:

Part 1: As ICC names suspect Kenyan leaders, records reveal talk of more ethnic cleansing

Part 2: Why one young Kenyan decided to kill for an ethnic militia

Part 3: In Kenya, the deep pull of land drove grievances – and ethnic violence

Part 4: Threats to Kenya’s ICC witnesses: Traitors will be dealt with ‘ruthlessly’

RELATED: The six men accused of inciting Kenya’s post-election violence