Families of Kenyan aid workers killed in S.Sudan plead for answers

April 1, 2017 3:34 pm
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Bereaved families wait to identify the bodies of their loved ones/MUTHONI NJUKI

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 1 – The bodies of four Kenyans who were among six killed in an ambush last month in South Sudan have arrived in the country.

The plane carrying the bodies landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at about 2.30 pm and were received by friends and relatives.

The aid workers were killed as they travelled in a convoy from the capital Juba to the eastern town of Pibor.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the attackers stopped the car, forced them out and then shot and killed them.

The ambush follows two other attacks on aid workers last month.

On March 14, a health worker and a patient were killed in an attack on a humanitarian convoy responding to a cholera outbreak in the central town of Yirol.

And four days earlier, local staffers of an international NGO were detained by armed rebels and released four days later in fighting in the northern area of Mayendit.

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