ELDORET, Kenya • Leaflets threatening members of President Mwai Kibaki’s tribe have been scattered in a Kenyan Rift Valley town that was one of the worst hit by post-election violence. The fliers, dropped in the western town of Burnt Forest in recent days ordered members of Kibaki’s Kikuyu tribe to leave the region, predominantly inhabited by the rival Kalenjin tribe. The area is a stronghold of opposition leader Raila Odinga and Burnt Forest was affected by deadly police raids and tit-for-tat tribal killings in the unrest that erupted when Kibaki was declared the winner of the December 27 presidential election. “We allowed you to leave hoping that you would not return… Rift Valley is our land which we were given by God the same way you were given central province,” read one leaflet. Other leaflets threatened Kikuyus with death.
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