Presidential election results changed our lives, all of a sudden there was a clear division between tribes. Tribe X decided tribe Y didn’t belong in their community and vice versa although they had lived together for so many years. Anyone unfortunate enough to meet a rival tribe, was robbed, slashed by a machete to pieces and killed property was looted, women raped and others even sodomized boys and helpless men. Curfews, hunger, one really sad event was when mothers, children and elderly went to seek refuge in a church and were burnt inside. Those who tried to escape were chased and hacked to death— their crime was belonging to the “wrong” tribe. Some men were forcibly removed from their homes and circumcised, five bled to death … I could go on and on with what happened to us in a span of one week but it is too heavy for my heart.
Peace is slowly prevailing, but we are in pain. Pain that is slow to forgive, slow to forget and quick to blame. We have not fully recovered but with prayers, love and understanding I pray to God we will finally get back the old love we had for each other and our country.