Tuesday, August 9, 2011

KENYA: 20 killed in Turkana as Ethiopians strike

» Cisa News Africa: "LODWAR, August 5, 2011 (CISA) -At least 20 people from Turkana County in the northern region , close to Kenya/Ethiopia border have been killed, August 5, after a group of Ethiopians attacked Todonyang’ area.

Speaking to CISA on telephone, local Catholic Bishop, Dominic Kimengich said three others were seriously injured during the strike.

He said it was disappointing that the pastoral people of Turkana should be victims of another Ethiopian strike, while they were currently facing famine and drought.

He added that the “bad news” was conveyed to him by a priest in the affected area of Todonyang’.

He prayed for the souls of the dead and quick recovery to the injured.

He hoped that it is time for a lasting solution to the insecurity issue in the area.

During a similar attack in May 2011 in the same area forty people were killed."