As I read some materials in preparation for voting next week and in November, I came across yet another disturbing story regarding the violence surrounding the election/transition of power in Kenya.
The first day of international efforts to negotiate an end to Kenya’s bloody election crisis were thrown into disarray yesterday after a policeman shot dead an opposition member of parliament, the second MP to be killed this week, in what his party called a “political assassination”.
The bloody tribal violence in Kenya is tearing the country apart. Until recently, Kenya was fairly stable, but since it’s disputed election results were announced in December 2007 it has spiraled into deep unrest and distrust.
That is most worthy of prayer for the people who are dying over an election. It is also the reason to be thankful.
In the coming months, Americans will elect a new president. While that is not an easy process, and it likely will continue to be rife with robust debate and politicking that is sometimes ugly, when all is said and done, we will have a peaceful transition of power from the 43rd President of the United States to the 44th President of the United States.