12 bodies exhumed in mass graves as county leaders point finger at army

Police officers at one of the mass graves yesterday at Lathe Village in Mandera County. Twelve bodies were exhumed. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Local leaders, who said the bodies are of victims of extra-judicial executions by the security services, estimated that 25 bodies had been found.
  • Mandera has been the scene of two terrorist attacks and has possibly been the theatre of anti-terrorism operations.
  • 10 MPs from northern Kenyan have accused the Kenya Defence Forces of carrying out the killings in its campaign against the Al-Shabaab terror group.

Police on Monday exhumed 12 bodies from a mass grave at Lathe, a village 45 kilometres from Mandera town.

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