Tuesday, 10 November 2009

BONNY’S STRUGGLE TO GET MPS TO SEE KENYA BURNING

Boniface Mwangi, the CNN photojournalist of the year, exhibited the gory images from Kenya Burning, which is a collection of post-election violence photos taken by the photojournalists at the height of the violence early last year when the country teetered on the brink of civil war.
The exhibition dubbed Conference On Citizenship And Development: Reflections On Change was at the Hilton Hotel Ballroom for two days, October 28 and 29.
This comes at a time when their attempts to have the book delivered to the MPs had been thwarted.
Boniface says, “They refused to our request to have the book dropped at the MPs pigeon holes at the Continental House offices because parliamentarians don’t accept free things.”In support of the cause, the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission chairman Bethwell Kiplagat’s attempts to have the post-election pictures displayed in Parliament for MPs to have a feel of what political violence means, hit a stone wall.
“That book needs to be taken to Parliament. It should be exhibited there. Let all the MPs see it and see what violence amounts to, let all others, business people and all, see this and see what Kenyans went through last year,” Bethwell said earlier this month.
Veteran political cartoonist Gado will also be exhibiting at the same venue.

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