George Saitoti

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 15th, 2012
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The governor of Nigeria’s Kaduna state has been killed in a helicopter crash in the southern delta region along with other senior officials, his party says. Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa and former national security adviser Gen Owoye Azazi were on the helicopter which came down in Bayelsa sta...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jun 10th, 2012
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Kenya’s internal security minister, who was closely involved in the fight against Somali militant group al Shabaab, was killed when the police helicopter he was travelling in crashed into a forest on Sunday. George Saitoti, his deputy Orwa Ojode, two pilots and two bodyguards were killed when t...
By IndepthAfrica
In Uncategorized
Mar 12th, 2012
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Kenyan police have arrested four people over a grenade attack at a Nairobi bus station blamed on Somali Islamist militants, a senior police official said on Monday. The military also increased security along the two countries’ land and sea borders, a government minister said. The Kenya Red Cros...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 11th, 2012
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Nairobi – A grenade attack on a Nairobi bus station killed at least six people and wounded 63, according to a new toll issued on Sunday by Kenyan Interior Minister George Saitoti. “The death toll is now six, and we have 63 people undergoing treatment at the Kenyatta National Hospital, 11 ...
By benim
In East Africa
Nov 24th, 2011
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Kenya’s military push should trigger greater international efforts to stabilise Somalia and end “the expansion of terrorism’s tentacles”, the Kenyan security minister said on Wednesday, without spelling out what this would entail. George Saitoti, a veteran politician and forme...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 16th, 2011
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The Kenyan government sent troops and police to its northern border on Saturday and said it would hunt down Somalian al Shabaab insurgents after the kidnapping of two Spanish aid workers. The two Spanish women, who were working for Medecins Sans Frontieres at the Dadaab refugee camp, were abucted on ...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 3rd, 2011
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Kenya’s security minister says the country is tightening overall security, especially along its long border with Somalia, after the recent kidnapping of two westerners by a Somali militia. George Saitoti said Monday that all speed boats and merchant ships will have to be inspected by immigration offi...
By benim
In Abuse
May 31st, 2011
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Nigerian High Commissioner to Kenya Chijioke Wigwe, has been recalled over allegations of wife battering.   Nigerian media, quoting the country’s foreign ministry official reported on Tuesday that the “ministry had decided that the diplomat should go home as part of its investigation and discipl...
By benim
In East Africa
Jan 21st, 2011
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A seemingly routine traffic stop on a Nairobi highway took a horrific turn when undercover officers executed three cooperative suspects. Kenyan authorities are investigating three officers after the nation’s largest newspaper published damning photos of the incident. The photos, captured on a p...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Jan 20th, 2011
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NAIROBI — Kenyan authorities suspended three policemen on Thursday after being implicated in apparent extra-judicial killings by photographs and witness testimony published in a national newspaper. The Daily Nation published front-page pictures of one execution, which it said had been carried out by ...