The dance of absurdity became a dance of death. Government agents shot at marchers, while allies of the opposition went about ethnic cleansing with impunity. Others destroyed property in an orgy of nihilistic fury. The image of a child hurled into the flames of a burning church while attempting to run away is indicative of Kenya’s plague of poor-on-poor violence, stoked by a hard-hearted middle class that advocates regional ethnic cleansing while enjoying a cosmopolitan lifestyle in gated city residences, purified of the poor except those who come to serve.
That's Ngugi Wa Thiong'o in the latest issue of Granta, writing about the recent churning in Kenya.
Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
More about Kenya in the Kwani? Commentary section (you'll want to be looking for the January posts.)