Florence Akumu Juma Releases Book on Kenya's '07 Election
In 2007 Kenya held an election, at which time President Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner, and thus maintained his position as president. Many believed this election to have been rigged and numerous sources came forward announcing the numbers were inflated in President Kibaki's favor, reported the New York Times in their December 31, 2007 article, "Disputed Vote Plunges Kenya Into Bloodshed."
Author Florence Akumu Juma covers this tumultuous event in her new book, "Resuscitating Kenya: United Nations to the Rescue" (published by Trafford Publishing).
Juma, a Kenyan whose family was in Kenya during the violence, has worked with children for years. Juma uses healthcare as an allegory for the election violence in Kenya, which she believes will be easier to understand for children.
Throughout the book she follows the United Nations, which is in the midst of a mediation process. Readers will watch as nations come together for the sake of the common good, using democracy as their backbone.
Juma is hopeful her book will help children understand the value of democracy and the power of words over violence.
"There is always hope when people work together and not give up. Dialogue is better than fighting," Juma says.
About the Author
Florence Akumu Juma is a ministry associate based in Waterloo, Ontario. She has worked with children of diverse age groups and backgrounds since the age of 16, both as an educator and a minister. Juma grew up in Kenya, East Africa, and started her career there. Her educational endeavors and vocation led her to Canada where she continues to share her resources in ministry.
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