Assorted Nakuru Photos – 2013

Assorted Nakuru Photos – 2013

The following photos were taken around Nakuru Town in 2013. From a photo of a young boy with a beautiful rose during the 2013 Valentine’s Day to the General elections.

The Photos carry memories of times gone by and are a reminder of the election cycle through which we undergo every year.

Thorny Issue

Thorny issue
A street boy plays with a rose flower at a street in Nakuru Town on February 14, 2013. On Valentine’s Day, the floriculture business in the town was booming because of the increased demand by love-birds.

View Finders

View Finders
Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lenses of the camera. – Yousuf Karsh

Molo Tragic Accident

molo accident
A casualty involved in an accident January 02, 2013, Molo accident is transferred to Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital. At least 20 people died and several others injured, all from the 14-seater matatu that veered of the Keringet- Molo road plunging into a quarry at Moto-Quarry area.

Nakuru Jamia Mosque

Nakuru Mosque
The Nakuru’s Jamia Mosque at the Mburu Gichua Road / Mosque Road junction

Protecting the poll

Policemen patrol residential zones in Nakuru, some 150 kilometres (95 miles) northwest of Kenya capital, Nairobi on January 17, 2013, during political parties primaries ahead of the March 4, 2013, elections. The exercise was postponed after ballot papers arrived late and made it impossible to have the primaries. The town was one of the worst-hit areas by the 2007-08 post-poll violence that left at least 1, 100 people dead.

TNA Party Nominations 2013

TNA nominations
The National Alliance ballot-counting exercise at the Nakuru’s Menengai High School on January 19, 2013 night.

Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi celebrations in Nakuru, 2013

Muslim Walk
Muslim faithful take part in a procession to mark Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of the prophet Mohammed (PBUH), in Nakuru (136 Kms/85 Miles west of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi) on January 27, 2013. Hundreds of Muslims took part participated culminating with religious lectures and readings of the Quran.

Men Fight

Bull Fight
Male Grant’s antelopes fighting at the Lake Nakuru National Park, 140 kilometres northwest of Nairobi, capital of Kenya, Jan. 31, 2013. The park is home to various endangered plant and animal species through chemical pollution from neighbouring agricultural zones and industrial effluent as well as poaching.

Running on Hopes

Raila for President
Supporters of Kenya’s Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) Presidential candidate Prime Minister Raila Odinga display posters at a political rally in Nakuru, 140 kilometres northwest of Nairobi, capital of Kenya, February 23, 2013. His closest challenger, Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta of Jubilee Coalition exuding confidence has called on losers to concede defeat in the March 4 polls, the first after over 1,200 people were killed and thousands displaced in the inter-tribal violence following a disputed poll in 2007.

Kenya Decides

Kenya decides
People walk past a kiosk near a campaign billboard for Jubilee Alliance Presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate William Ruto in Nakuru, 140 kilometres northwest of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi on March 2, 2013. In less than 24 hours, the East African country will be going into polls, the first after over 1,200 people were killed and thousands displaced in the inter-tribal violence following a disputed poll in 2007.

Ready for confrontation

Ready for deployment
Kenyan policemen await deployment to various polling centres in Nakuru, 140 kilometres northwest of Nairobi, capital of Kenya, March 3, 2013. In less than 24 hours, the East African country will be going into polls, the first after over 1,200 people of whom, over 400 were killed by police and thousands displaced in the inter-tribal violence following a disputed poll in 2007/2008.

A woman Decides

Kenya votes
A Kenyan woman voter prepares the ballots at a Kenya Railways polling station in Nakuru, 140 kilometres northwest of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi on March 4, 2013, during the elections. The east African country went to polls, the first since bloody post-poll violence in 2007/2008 in which more than 1,100 people died after disputed results.

Shadowing the Past

Shadowing the past
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The Due Process

Due process
Kenyan paramilitary officers walk into a tallying centre in Nakuru, 140 kilometres northwest of Kenya capital, Nairobi on March 6, 2013, to guard ballots, more than 36 hours national results are yet to be announced after Kenyans turned out peacefully en masse for national elections, the first after over 1,200 people were killed and thousands displaced in the inter-tribal violence following a disputed poll in 2007.

Celebrating President Uhuru win – 2013

Celebrating win
Kenyans celebrate in Nakuru town on March 9, 2013, after provisional results early morning showed that Uhuru was leading with majority votes against his main challenger Raila Odinga avoiding a second-round runoff.

 

All Was Well!

All is well
European Union Election Observers follows ballot-counting at a constituency tallying station in Nakuru, 140 kilometres northwest of Kenya capital, Nairobi on March 7, 2013, four days after polls characterized by record 84 per cent turnout. On Saturday, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the country’s poll body declared Jubilee Coalition’s Uhuru Kenyatta winner with 50.07 per cent. Despite the delays and technical glitches, international observers have broadly said the vote and count were transparent. However, Coalition for Reforms and Democracy Presidential candidate Raila Odinga has accused IEBC of permitting vote-rigging and pledge to use judiciary rather than calling for action on the streets allays fears of post-election violence as the east African economic giant is still scarred by memories of the 2007 post-election violence in which over 1,200 people were killed and thousands displaced in the inter-tribal violence following a disputed poll.

Frondy Piety

Palm Sunday
Faithful wave palm fronds during the Palm Sunday celebration procession in Nakuru ion March 24, 2013. The Palm Sunday marks the start of the holy week of Easter in celebration of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

 

 

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