The people of Somalia seem to have mustered the art of modern warfare while Kenyan's enraged by the rigging of last year's December elections have resorted to fighting the old stone age ways of wielding machettes, pangas, bows and arrows, and all sorts of crude weapons. This type of warfare was seen in 1994 when the Hutus and Tutsi of Rwanda exterminated each other at the tragic deaths of the Presidents of Rwanda and Burundi who wrapped up a peace deal hours earlier only to have their jet shot down by a mysterious missile.
Perhaps, it is so because the military armouries have not yet been broken into to retrieve the stocks of M16, SLR, HK21, Ak 47, Browning pistols, Uzi sub-machine guns, Bazookas, Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs), and the various Artilleries that could cause profound devastation and immediate collapse of a once peaceful nation.
Kenyans are slaughtering each other like pigs. Luos and Kikuyus, seemingly orgiastic in nature, are up to their throats and baying for each others blood. The recent mediation efforts spearheaded by Kofi Anan, former Secretary General of the UN, ended without conclusive agreements. The escalation has spread to the peaceful towns of Nakuru and Naivasha. Remember, Lake Naivasha holds the largest concentration of Flamingos in the world. It is also a center of tourist attraction and a haven for Ornithologists who have come from the world over to study and reasearch on the colonies of birds whose presence in the lake vicinity is a miracle worth pondering.
The world is keenly watching as the country slowly descends into a failed state. If the current trend does not stop, millions will die and as had been earlier predicted, it is a war that will transcend borders. As soons as guns fall into the hands of criminals, rest asuured there will be no turning back until the appearance of a new victor decades from now.