• Tue. Dec 1st, 2020

An Irreplaceable Flower Was Uprooted From My Garden.

Lencer Achieng'

Justice breeds peace, peace yields prosperity and prosperity stabilizes a country. A country without peace is like a tree without roots; if shaken by the wind, its fruits will fall.
Lencer Achieng’ has appealed to politicians to embrace peace in the country after election results are announced. She appealed as she reflected on her baby’s death during the BBI launch on Monday at the Bomas of Kenya. Samantha Pendo at the age of 6months, had her life cut short during the post-election violence.
August 11th, 2017 will forever remain a tragic day to them as Baby Pendo was killed by police during the election violence that was dominant in their home area, Kisumu Nyalenda as a result of the Supreme Court nullified the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“A flower was uprooted from my garden and it cannot be replaced. I can be given another person but not the same as Pendo,” an emotional Achieng’ said. She urged politicians not to leave Kenyans in agony and pain after each election because most people suffer due to the violence.
“When we are aggrieved come and see how the family of the victim is fairing on. Do not leave us in pain and agony,” she appealed. According to Pendo’s father, Joseph Abanja, his daughters’ blood should be the last to be shed because of an election. He also applauded the handshake between Uhuru and Raila & urged Kenyans not to be deceived by politicians during the elections period.
In February 2019 an inquest found five police commanders liable for Baby Pendo’s death.

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