2009 Photo Contest, Spot News, 1st prize

Walter Astrada

Agence France-Presse

29 January, 2008

A Kikuyu man gestures with his machete as others throw belongings ransacked from Luo houses on to a bonfire. The ethnic violence that erupted in Kenya following disputed elections in December 2007 carried on until February. Much of the fighting was between members of the Kikuyu tribe, supporters of incumbent president Mwai Kibaki, and the Luo tribe, supporters of opposition candidate Raila Odinga.

About the photographer

Walter Astrada

Walter Astrada was born in 1974 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He started his career as a staff photographer at the local La Nacion newspaper. After a formative trip through South A...

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