Kenyan born reporter Aidan Hartley and director George Waldrum report from Kenya on the exploding population problem, one of the root causes of the recent violence, and a crisis which may yet lead to the complete implosion of what has been Africa’s most stable democracy. The link between terrible violence and the fact that the land just cannot sustain Kenya’s growing numbers has gone almost unnoticed by the international media and NGOs.
Hartley and Waldrum begin their journey in the Rift Valley, western Kenya, where long after the political agreement the killings go on. Much of the violence is driven by a land-hungry mass of frustrated young men who resort to crime rather than accept poverty and hunger. In the Rift Valley, the battle for land has spiraled out of control. Arriving at a smoldering village just hours after one massacre the team finds the bones and the skull of a small child who was burnt in the attack. Locals tell Hartley that 13 other people were slaughtered and the local police could do nothing as they were outnumbered by the attackers.