Happy 2008 to everyone. Hopefully you all had a wonderful Christmas Holiday and a great start to a brand new year.
Many of you may or may not know what has been going on in Kenya and Uganda over the past 2 weeks.
Kenya had their elections which many people say were rigged and riots broke out all over the country in protest.
Buildings were burned, people stoned, hacked with machetes, gang raped, and shot with bow and arrows. A church full of women and children were locked in and set on fire. Over a quarter million people have been displaced and the dead taken to the hospitals numbered over 450. They still do not have an accurate count of the death toll. Things had cooled down, but riots resumed yesterday and more people were killed and property destroyed.
In Uganda things are peaceful, but we receive our fuel from Kenya, so gasoline has been scarce and in some stations went as high as 20.00 a gallon. The price of fuel has gone down now and it seems as if we have had some trucks get through the border and able to replenish some of the stations, but we are still in a shortage.
We have a guy in Kenya who has been doing a great job blogging about what he is seeing in Kenya. If you want good updates go to his blog at www.dlipparelli.blogspot.com.
Wanted to update everyone that we are OK and safe. Thank you to all of you who have been praying for us and our safety here during this time. Keep those in Kenya lifted up as things are still very volatile.