While signs of electoral fraud accumulate, the country responds to the results and the death count creeps up (250 on Tuesday morning). Our Observer Fredrick Onyango, who was pleased with election procedures on Friday, reassesses the situation today. He is particularly concerned about the amount of rumours circulating, apparently by text message.
People are still rampaging in the country, looting shops and houses. In Nairobi there are people walking in the streets. But In other parts everyone is trapped indoors. There's a curfew from 6pm to 6am in Kisumu [east Kanya], where it's the worse. They were rampaging all night long. All the shops and petrol stations were burnt down. The whole town is at a standstill. In total, 140 have been killed.
There have been loads of rumours, especially about the arrest of Raila Odinga [who came second in the election]. But I don't think they're true."
The shack earlier that day
Photos : Thinker's room
Commentary by Daudi Were