KDF urged to uphold Human rights while in Somalia

KDF urged to uphold Human rights while in Somalia

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Coast human rights group HAKI AFRICA has called on the Kenyan troops in Somalia to conduct its mission professionally to avoid violating rights of innocent Somalia citizens.

Speaking to Baraka Fm online, Haki Africa Director Hussein Khalid said KDF might seek to revenge the killing of their colleagues and in the process, innocent women and Children who are not directly involved in Al shabab deadly activities paying the price.

More KDF troops were on Sunday sent to Southern Somalia to aid in the search of Al shabaab militants who overran their camp in El Adde, killing an undisclosed number of troops.

The rights group also called on the Government to come up with clear information concerning the El Adde attack where several KDF soldiers were killed.

“It’s more than one week now and government has not given us clear picture of what happened there, our Constitution is very categorical that every citizen has a right of information,” he said.

KDF withdraws from El Ade Base in Somalia

Meanwhile Kenyan troops have moved out of the el-Ade base in southern Somalia which was attacked by al-Shabab on 15 January, local residents have told the BBC.

Kenya Army spokesperson Colonel David Obonyo told the BBC that this was part of normal military movements.

The death toll from the 15 January attack is not yet known, but the army has said that the explosives used were three times as powerful as the bomb in the 1998 US embassy attack in Nairobi, which killed more than 200 people.