About Somalia and Kenya
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STATE KENYAN WRITERS AND PUBLIC INTELLECTUALS
We, the undersigned, register, in the strongest terms, our opposition
to Kenya’s military incursion into Somalia.
We note that several months at minimum is required to plan a military
operation that involves crossing borders. Therefore the reasons put
forward by the Kenyan government for this operation are demonstrably
Statements from the French Government (see link below) and Medicins
Sans Frontieres contradict the Kenyan Government’s allegation that Al-
Shabaab is responsible for the kidnapping of Marie Dedieu and two
We will kill Somalis and call them Al-Shabaab. We will all feel very
They die, so we can create a national amnesia about 350,000 internally
displaced Kenyans, missing World Bank monies, missing Education
Ministry funds, the ICC-Kenya trials, 2012 elections, the
implementation of our new constitution.
The army will claim, as invading armies always do, that they have
courageously engaged the enemy, when they have really killed innocent
All Kenyans paying already for this bout of blood-thirst. We will go
on paying, for many years to come. We will pay with our taxes, our un-
built schools and hospitals, our unpaid teachers, our still-jobless
youth, our rapidly deteriorating security situation, our shattered
relationship with our neighbours.
We do not require the death of Somalis to know who and where we are.
SIGNED: (in alphabetical order)
Paul Mwangi Maina
Dr. Firoze Manji
Dr. Wambui Mwangi
Benjamin Wambua Ndolo