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Film Review: KENYA: A GUIDEBOOK TO IMPUNITY. 62 mins; Cuba

A genuine exploration of the events transpired during and after the 2007 Kenyan general elections. The unstable election process fuelled violence and uproars by the Kenyan populations. The film is centred around Uhuru Kenyatta, son of the first President of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta and his will to manipulate his countrymen through the voting process. A partisan piece as it succinctly delves into the annals of one of the most widespread political brouhaha affecting an African country in recent times. The filmmaker takes us to Kenyan country homes such as Kisili and Nyeri respectively, and the Internally Displaced Person Centre (IDPC) proved the story to be quite authentic; footages of victims (dead and injured) with personal experiences regaled by Dorothy who later took ill and died in the course of the filming; peaceful protests dispersed by security operatives, sporadic shootings and canisters of tear gas hinges on the gory tale of these infernal times. Throughout the film, Uhuru Kenyatta, the source of the government’s instability, would later be pardoned by the International Criminal court due to what is said to be insufficient information describing the key witnesses as the scheme of the opposition parties with the conspiracy theory in this case stating that he might have the backing of the West as evidenced by his frequent trips to the United Kingdom. In the same vein, the infamous September 2013 attacks with culprits going unpunished, the clandestine terror group “MUGUNGU” hurting the “president’s opposition” whilst member of this dreadful group walk on the street as free men. According to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (I.C.C), Mrs Fatou Basouda affirms that the verdict on the genocide was unfair and unjust to those affected by the attacks. The cabinet members would go on foreign trips, spending excessive amounts of money while the displaced victims of the attacks suffer from economic hardship and social displacement. Genuine democracy and justice is the hope and will lead the wheels of enviable progress and desirable change for the country. The film has show an insightful story of the lives of Kenyans who have been heavily affected by the determined taste for continued power and domination of a leader. The content of the story is one whose facts and discoveries could pass for a informative national and historical document. Also, it is a clarion call on all African Leaders to shy away from bloody politics and play by the rules. Babatunde Odubanwo IREP Media Team