Burundian exiles accuse State operatives of targeting them

Pierre Nkurunziza at former president Jean Baptiste Bagaza’s funeral in Bujumbura mid this week. His government has been accused of hunting down opponents in exile, including those in Nairobi, and eliminating them. The government has denied the reports. PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Burundians say government backed Imbonakure militia group has been targeting exiles.

  • About 220, 000 people fled the country, mainly to Tanzania, while almost 500 were killed.

  • The violence, triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial third term bid, became a subject of global talk.

On New Years’ eve, Jean De Dieu Kabura, a Burundian, was found unconscious on a road in Kawangware, Nairobi. He died on the way to a clinic.

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