Posted by: daraja | February 20, 2008

Updates on Kenya – Kenyan media – urls

Members are asking about sources of fresh daily quick updates on what is happening in Kenya. Try the following local Kenyan media:

1. The Standard newspaper:

http://www.eastandard.net/archives/index.php

2. The Daily Nation newspaper

http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgindex.asp

3. The KTN Television channel

http://www.ktnkenya.tv/index.php

Posted by: daraja | February 12, 2008

Daraja Meeting Feb 14th 2008

Hello all,

We hope to see you at our second meeting of the semester. The agenda includes:

1. The coming fund raising dinner

2. Updates on the three orphan programs receiving Daraja support in 2007-8 academic year

3. Kenyan movie night

4. Any other business

As usual, bring your friends and spare change bottles.

Posted by: daraja | February 4, 2008

There is Hope…and it takes you and I

Hello Kenya supporters,

Below, please find an encouraging update on how individuals from Indiana and Kenya are working for a better Kenya. There is hope and the work begins with me, and with you – One individual at a time. Your time, prayer, dollar…all go a long way to restore hope and peace.

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The Indianapolis Star contains a page one story entitled “Courage and Hope Amid Kenya’s Carnage.” This article describes the extraordinary bravery and generosity showed by Joe and Sarah Ellen Mamlin and many of our Kenyan colleagues and friends during the most frightening days after the disputed year-end election. You can see that article online at http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080204/LOCAL/802040382

Posted by: daraja | January 14, 2008

‘Daima’ song calls for peace & Unity – YouTube

Eric Wainana is a Kenyan musician. He reminds Kenyans how hard they have worked to gain independence and develop the nation. He asks us to unite and be patriotic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vvbUFrU7dM

Posted by: daraja | January 9, 2008

Update

Happy New Year.

As some of you may be aware, Kenya is going through a very troubling time and I would like to give you a heads up. First thanks to all those who have sent us messages of encouragement and support.

After the national elections held on December 27, 2007, President Kibaki was declared winner, but this was disputed by the opposition party led by Raila Odinga (ODM-Orange Democratic Movement). Thereafter pro-Raila supporters started rioting, looting and burning property across the nation. The areas in which the violence was greatest are strong-holds of ODM such as Nyanza, Western, and North Rift Valley. The situation in Eldoret is still very bad, many homes, businesses, and farms have been burned to the ground. Solid Rock Children’s Home, one of the orphanages we support, has been reduced to ashes. The children have been moved into the city, still under the care of Mama Esther. We are praying for an end to the senseless killings, which have claimed many innocent lives.

Daraja members will have a meeting on January 17th 2008 at the IMU Redbud room at 7:00pm-8:00pm. Please plan to attend. The agenda will include:

1. Update on Kenya
2. Projects for this year
3. February 29th, 2008 fundraising dinner
4. Volunteer trips to Kenya
5. AOB

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