I Say to You: Ethnic Politics and the Kalenjin in Kenya

  title={I Say to You: Ethnic Politics and the Kalenjin in Kenya},
  author={Gabrielle Lynch},
In 2007 a disputed election in Kenya erupted into a two-month political crisis that led to the deaths of more than a thousand people and the displacement of almost seven hundred thousand. Much of the violence fell along ethnic lines, the principal perpetrators of which were the Kalenjin, who lashed out at other communities in the Rift Valley. What makes this episode remarkable compared to many other instances of ethnic violence is that the Kalenjin community is a recent construct: the group has… 

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