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Ethnic Cleansing in Kenya

Jendayi Frazer, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
January 31, 2008

 

 

Assistant Secretary Frazer: It's not the first time that I've said that there was ethnic cleansing in Kenya, I said it when I was in Nairobi, I said it when I came back from Eldoret, and I listened to the victims and how they described the situation that they faced in which they very clearly said that organised groups came to their homes, told them to pack their stuff and leave; if they resisted then they were attacked, some were obviously killed. That seems to me to be a situation where some groups are trying to get other ethnic groups to leave certain areas. That sounds like ethnic cleansing to me.



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