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Police Arrest 62 Suspected Mungiki members

Following the killing of 29 residents of Shehe village in Karatina, police have arrested 62 suspected Mungiki members. The Mungiki adherents are said to have carried out the attacks at night using crude weapons such as pangas and axes. The suspects are now helping the police with useful information about the killings. Internal Security Minister Prof George
Saitoti is expected to visit the area 22nd April 2009 to assess the situation.

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The Namibian Newspaper: "THE High Court yesterday ordered the immediate release of a 12-year-old boy who became Namibia's youngest sentenced prison inmate after receiving a six-month jail term for housebreaking and theft at Karasburg in October.

In a review judgement handed down by Judge Elton Hoff, Acting Judge Claus Hinrichsen set aside the boy's conviction and sentence and ordered his immediate release from detention.

Judge Hoff agreed with Acting Judge Hinrichsen's decision, which was based on the principle that a child as young as the boy is presumed not to be criminally liable, especially where he had been involved in a crime while under the influence and instructions of a much older person.
The boy was sentenced to six months' imprisonment on October 19, after he had been convicted in the Karasburg Magistrate's Court on a charge of housebreaking with intent to steal and theft."