Friday, January 25, 2008


curfew imposed in Nakuru (rift valley)

Rift Valley’s capital was put on 7pm-6am curfew. Military officers in fatigues, and armed to the teeth, were brought out of the barracks to enforce law and order. As about 5,000 people were displaced in Nakuru and adjoining areas. Up to 32 people have been killed in the last 48 hours.

Rift Valley PC Hassan Noor Hassan said the restriction of movements of persons would continue until calm returns.

"Restriction of movements of persons in Nakuru town and its environs has been imposed and will take effect from 7pm to 6am," said the PC, in a statement issued by Rift Valley Deputy Provincial Information officer Mr Wafula Wasula.

He said the ban on night movements would be enforced in Kaptembwa, Githima, Shaburb, Ronda, and Pondamali estates and surrounding areas.

The PC warned residents against violating the ban, saying those found loitering would be arrested. word is going around that, the situation on the ground remain very fluid and words- "as your duly elected president" by kibaki during their press conference may have exacerbated new clashes.

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