“I like Kenyan resisters because they didn’t want Europeans to interfere with Kenya. My hero is Orkoyot Koitalel Arap Samoei who fought the British to protect his land in the Rift Valley [Daylight is located in the Rift Valley]. He lost the war and he came to a peace meeting. He thought it would be a peace meeting. But he was shot by a British colonizer.”
According to Human Rights Watch,“three of the previous four elections were marred by violence, including the 2007-2008 election when 1,100 people were killed and 650,000 displaced. Party primaries in April were fraught with violence and rights abuses and public confidence in many of the institutions designed to alleviate these tensions is low.”
Daylight was founded in 2007 after post-election violence left 30 children without parents in Michael Kimpur’s home village. We now have 400 children on two campuses. Please join us in hoping and praying for the safety of our communities and all of Kenya.