KDF soldier arrested for killing Somali civilians
SEE ALSO :KDF soldier killed, corpse burnt“Several people approached a KDF defensive position where a KDF soldier allegedly opened fire killing six people,” Oguna said. “The soldier was immediately disarmed and has since been put on guarded seclusion,” he added. He said the matter is under investigation by AMISOM and KDF commanders who will recommend appropriate action against the officer. “Amisom, KDF and Somali National Army (SNA) together with local leaders on the ground are investigating the matter and will release their findings,” Oguna said, adding, “The findings will dully be respected and appropriate action taken,” KDF sent a message of condolence to the affected families and reiterated that “its operations in Somalia have been conducted with utmost care and concern for civilian safety.”
SEE ALSO :KDF soldiers beat up Likoni residents“This unfortunate incident should be used as a measure for KDF operations.” Lobby groups have warned that there could be many more civilian casualties in the battleground, which often go unreported. The AMISOM forces have drawn closer to their main target in the port of Kismayu—seen as the bedrock of the Al Shabaab militants. Kenyan forces have warned civilians to keep off targeted towns, including Kismayu, which are likely to experience major confrontations in the coming weeks. “The capture of Kismayu is imminent. Kenya Government extends amnesty to Kenyans fighting in Somalia as Alshabaab. Retreat peacefully now,” said KDF in its official tweeter account.
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