Face Of The Day


A Kikuyu boy looks from behind a church bench in a monastery that hundreds of displaced are using as a camp high in the mountains some 10 km from the small central Kenyan town of Kepkelion 27 January 2008. Some 140 Kikuyu families sought refuge from ethnic post-election violence at the monastery and have had members of the Kalenji tribe attack them in the periphery of the monastery on several occasions. The men and women of the group sleep inside the church at night. More than 850 people have been killed, according to an AFP tally of police and hospital figures, since the disputed December 27 election touched off a wave of deadly rioting and ethnic killings. Some 260,000 people across the country have been forced to flee their homes. By Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty.