Mugabe Were

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Mellitus Mugabe Were (9 August 1968 – 29 January 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 27 December 2007. He was killed outside his house in the Nairobi suburb of Woodley, adjacent to the sprawling Kibera slum.

Political career[edit]

Were had been a voice for moderation in Kenya's escalating political crisis, shuttling between leaders of different ethnic groups and organising a youth peace march just before he died. As of 29 January 2008, officials were not yet willing to conclude that the killing was politically motivated.[1]



  1. ^ Jeffrey Gettleman, "Opposition Politician is Killed in Kenya", The New York Times, 29 January 2008