In early 2008 in Kenya, as a result of the post election
violence, an estimated 650,000 Kenyans were displaced
and a further 1,300 lost their lives during two months
of intense communal violence following the announcement
of presidential and parliamentary election results.
Some families displaced by post-election violence have
not as yet returned home, whilst those that have are
concerned about safety and insecurity. State officials have
been accused of mismanaging and embezzling funds
intended for the resettlement of those displaced by post
election violence. Meanwhile, the situation of people
displaced by earlier violence in various areas has not been
adequately addressed, and in 2009 violence over access to
natural resources, often involving government security
forces, resulted in further displacement.