Kenya: raiders kill mission workers

A driver and mechanic working for a Catholic parish in North Eastern Kenya was shot dead by suspected Merile raiders from Ethiopia on Friday.

Lucas Baraza who worked for Our Lady Queen of Peace Todonyang Mission was repairing the mission wind-pump at Lake Turkana when raiders hiding in the reeds shot him on the head, killing him on the spot, Catholic Radio Akicha reported.

The killing has raised tension among people in the area, many of who have been camping in the church compound for more than three months fearing attacks. According to Radio Akicha, the killing of Baraza could cause workers at the mission to leave due to insecurity.

Since December 2008, at least 54 people, mostly Turkana, have been killed by suspected Merile raiders.

Source: CISA

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