AP photo from Kenya

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From: Mission in Action – Australia
Date: Jan 30, 2008 3:50 AM
Subject: “in shock”
To: studentprojectafricanetwork

I wanted this next update to be a good one.. With some news that maybe the violence has stopped in the country that we love… But the news just keeps getting worse. Although… you have to search all the news websites and non ‘main stream’ news to find out what is happening … Imagine if this was happening in the US? Australia? Canada? You bet it would be all we would hear about… What is the difference with Kenya?

I get teary most days since this ‘post-election’ violence has started.. Not only because I am fearful of what may happen to my friends and children in Nakuru but also for the innocent people of Kenya I don’t even know… How can this be happening to what has always been a fairly peaceful country?

I have just been sent the worst images I have ever seen in my life. They almost made me sick. I think that the world needs to see these to see what is really going on. I have posted these to the website but I want to warn you that they are absolutely disturbing and only view them if you are ready to see what is really happening … they will not leave your head.

Please keep sending your words of encouragement to me and I will send on to our brave family at Mission in Action to help them keep going. I am still raising money for the displaced community members of Nakuru. Please see our Crisis updates page on how to donate. I hope the next update is a better one.

Sarah Eaton
Mission in Action
Nakuru Baby Orphanage