Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Kenyan army accused of rights abuses

There are increasing calls for the prosecution of senior government and military officials in Kenya, because of accusations of human rights abuses in the Mount Elgon region.

Murder, rape and looting are being blamed on a local paramilitary group, known as the Sabaot Land Defence Forces (SLDF).

Kenyan authorities sent in the army to crackdown on the militia group - but human rights groups are now accusing the Kenyan regular army of ordering the torture of more than 4000 people in the Mount Elgon region.

Al-Jazeera's Mohammed Adow brings us this report from what some are calling "the Mountain of Terror".