Mellitus Mugabe Were (August 9, 1968 – January 29, 2008) was a Kenyan politician affiliated to the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM). He was elected to the National Assembly of Kenya to represent Embakasi Constituency in the parliamentary election held on December 27, 2007. He was killed outside his house in the Nairobi suburb of Woodley, adjacent to the sprawling Kibera slum.
Were had been a voice for moderation in Kenya's escalating political crisis, shuttling between leaders of different ethnic groups and organizing a youth peace march just before he died. As of January 29, 2008, officials were not yet willing to conclude that the killing was politically motivated.
- Respectance (includes photo)
- Jeffrey Gettleman, "Opposition Politician is Killed in Kenya", The New York Times, January 29, 2008
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