Red flag raised as residents of volatile Mt Elgon grapple with fresh tussle over land
The mention of land on the slopes of Mt Elgon evokes a mosaic of emotions. Anger, nostalgia and pain all rolled up into one.
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Oct 30, 2011
Horrifying inhumane acts visited upon residents of Mt Elgon
A woman lifted her skirt to reveal a scar on her thigh, where a rapists’ panga landed as she struggled to escape. "They broke into my house and raped me in turns. They claimed I was a Government spy. When the military soldiers came to our village to punish them, they also raped me. I feel like killing myself," she said as tears rolled down her cheeks.
Oct 30, 2011
Haunted Mt Elgon residents cry for justice
The narrow footpath meanders across the rugged ridges that cut across the scenic hills and disappears into a forested enclave on the Kenya-Uganda border. It is this path, now overgrown with shrubs, that leads to the killing fields and mass graves of Mt Elgon.
Feb 06, 2010
In the trail of ‘Jesus’ footprints
Mt Elgon District readily evokes images of a ragtag army and sounds of gunshots. About two years ago, the area was a battleground between Kenya military forces and the Sabaot Land Defence Force, a militia group, that claimed to spearhead fair allocation of land to local communities.
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