Kenya: A Night of Madness

A Night of Madness

Sometimes it takes a tragedy to startle people from the complacency of old -- and destructive -- attitudes. On July 13, Kenyans received such a shock, when 271 teenage girls were attacked during a rampage by dozens of their male classmates at St. Kizito, a boarding school in central Kenya. Chased into a corner of the dormitory where they were trying to hide, 19 girls died of suffocation in the crush. Doctors say another 71 were raped. Last week 29 boys ages 14 to 18 were charged with manslaughter; two were also charged with rape.

The assaults were rendered all the...

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