On the topic titled “The day I stood up alone” Bonface Mwangi narrates about his live in Kenya:
People back home call me a heckler, a troublemaker, an irritant, a rebel, an activist, the voice of the people. But that wasn’t always me.
Bonface Mwangi is popular for his stunning images on the post-election violence that hit Kenya in 2007-2008. He is also the founder of Picha Mtaani, a youth-led peace initiative that primarily seeks to create space for young people to reconcile and become agents of reconciliation to their respective communities.
I was a very disturbed man because I saw the violence firsthand. I saw the killings. I saw the displacement. I met women who had been raped, and it disturbed me, but the country never spoke about it. We pretended. We all became smart cowards. We decided to stay out of trouble and not talk about it.
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