10-08-2017 by redazione
Kenya: The areas frequented by tourists remain more than peaceful.
Violent demonstrations in the opposition strongholds on Lake Victoria, Kisumu, Homa Bay and Kisii caused a dead and some contusion with some burnt tires.
Much worse went to the poor slum of Mathare, the slum on the outskirts of Nairobi where violence unfortunately is on the agenda.
Here a group of young people staged a scribble and was stopped by the police.
During the collusion, two people and two children were killed because of the tear gas fired to disperse the demonstrators.
The rest of the country is more or less peaceful and looks forward to the official results of the presidential vote.
What the European press and the media are cautiously saying is that the tourist areas, and not just those of the Kenya coast, are still quiet.
Calm at Mombasa, where they were afraid of protests, especially in the Likoni area, where they took the ferry to go to Diani and the south coast. A television service showed a serene and relaxed atmosphere.
Even in Nairobi, the situation is more than quiet.
"We are on safari with customers who landed in the capital yesterday - explains Emanuele Trabucco, owner of Paka Safaris and a B & B in Malindi - and we did not notice the slightest sense of civil unrest or civilization. We are starting today with enthusiastic tourists to Lake Nakuru National Park and from there to Naivasha and Maasai Mara. "
Confirmation of a safe capital and surroundings, with the exception of Mathare and the Dagoretti landfill site, another place, however uncommon, comes from the Italian restaurateur Gian Paolo Zappa, who from Karen where he worked wanted to go to the center to find out person.
"A half-way city and very quiet - Zappa confirms - even at the edge of the slums, Kibera and Mathare, there was no perception of clashes and chaos."
Unfortunately there was something but fortunately (in the dramatic situation) it was confined to the favela.
It's normal also in Malindi and Watamu, where tourists enter the sea and in the premises, with the exception of a few mzungu who have preferred to close in and follow the news via internet or local television channels.
Unfortunately, the media have replicated images and dated photographs, for example Kisumu reported clashes on January 6, 2016, taking an article in the Daily Mail and in some cases translating it (then there were two dead, yesterday nobody).
Unfortunately, Mathare's photos are authentic.
It is hoped that other such events should not be added to the list of marginalized ones and that the echo of these episodes is not exaggerated by the media, while providing accurate and useful information.
There will be 150,000 employees of national law enforcement agencies called for peace in view of the upcoming government elections scheduled for August 8th. The agents will be used from the official start of the campaign, scheduled for May 29.
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