Just as a frame of reference, we lived about 3 miles from Uhuru Park, where the rally was supposed to take place.
Here's a message today from our friends who now live in that apartment: "We live in a really secure compound and in a secure flat on the first floor. We didn't go anywhere today and we are planning on staying put tomorrow too. The situation in Kenya is super tense and totally uncertain. There isn't a lot of food around. Praise God that we did a big shopping trip and we have nearly a full tank of petrol should the need arise. So we are all safe and will continue to be so."
Anyhow, tomorrow may be another attempt by the opposition to stage a rally.
And apparently, since I wrote this morning, Kibaki said he is willing to talk to Raila - "I am ready to have dialogue with the concerned parties once the nation is calm and the political temperatures are lowered enough for constructive and productive engagement." (Source: BBC)