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Three Kenyans Killed in South Sudan

March 29, 2007 (NAIROBI) — Three Kenyans have been killed under unknown circumstances in South Sudan., the Daily Nation reported.

Officials of the long distance truck drivers association, led by the chairman, Mr Nicholos Mbugua, gave the name of the crew shot dead by SPLA soldiers as, Dominic Simiyu, Maina Njiru and a Mr Njuguna.

He said the victims were shot dead 15 kilometres inside Sudan and their bodies are now lying at the Lodwar district hospital.

Was being detained

He said on phone that the crew worked with a transport firm based in Mombasa known as Ali Amin transporters.

Mbugua further claimed that one other driver was being detained after he was accused of carrying a passenger, who later jumped from the moving vehicle and died.

Mbugua said the situation in South Sudan was worrying pointing, out that in the recent past, several such cases of detaining Kenyans have occurred.

Kenyans trucks have been ferrying most of the goods, including relief food, to southern Sudan.

Last year, a crew from Kenya was also detained under similar circumstances but were later released.

Mbugua said following the incidents he held a meeting with the South Sudan Ambassador to Kenya Mr John Andaruga Buku.

(The Nation)