BBC Home > BBC News > Africa

Kenya: James and Miriam's story

12 June 08 08:46 GMT

James Mburu Muiruri's family was forced to flee the western Kenyan town of Burnt
Forest earlier this year following political clashes, which left some 1,500 people dead.

Along with a number of other families from the Kikuyu community of President Mwai Kibaki, they
found shelter at the home of Miriam Wanjiku Ndungu in the mainly Kikuyu town of Nyeri.

Her small, two-bedroom house became a refuge for as many as 80 people during the violence,
including an aunt she had not seen for more than 30 years.

Bernard's story

Related BBC sites