Call for long term sustainable solutions to address the ‘silent violence’ underlying the Kenyan political crisis The Kenyan crisis sparked off by the contested December 2007 Elections results might have taken many people and its neighbors by surprise. But the root cause of its persistence resulting in the violent acts that have displaced some Kenyans from their homes and country can best be explained by the ‘reasons behind what meets the eye’ in terms of inequality and historical factors based on some recent studies.