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Kenyan ‘Dogs of War’ fighting for Gaddafi

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    Geza Ulole JF-Expert Member

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    Kenyan ‘Dogs of War' fighting for Gaddafi

    By BERNARD NAMUNANE bnamunane@ke.nationmedia.com AND CAROLINE WAFULA cwafula@ke.nationmedia.comPosted Thursday, February 24 2011 at 22:25

    Kenyan mercenaries are among foreign soldiers helping the besieged Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi fight off an uprising.
    This was confirmed on Thursday by Col Gaddafi's former Chief of Protocol Nouri Al Misrahi in an interview with the Al Jazeera broadcasting network.
    Mr Misrahi was detailing how Gaddafi had resorted to using mercenaries against his own people after losing control of the Libyan armed forces.
    When asked where the mercenaries came from and how they were recruited, the first country he mentioned was Kenya. Other countries he listed are Chad, Niger and Mali.
    He described the mercenaries as jobless ex-soldiers and officers who were enticed to Libya by money.
    He clarified that they were not sent officially by their governments, but were privateers recruited directly by the regime and they were being used to hunt and kill Libyan dissidents after Gaddafi's armed police and soldiers abandoned him and "went with the people".
    He said Gaddafi has no more trust in his own armed forces because they had largely defied orders to turn their guns on the demonstrators.
    "Those mercenaries are being used against Libyans, because Gaddafi has no more trust in his police and soldiers, they let him down and went to the people".
    The mercenaries from African countries, he said, were poor and homeless former soldiers who were easily recruited over the years.
    The former senior official in Libya spoke as the government in Nairobi denied that Kenyan mercenaries were being used to execute Gaddafi's brutal crackdown.
    However, there was an admission that retired police and army officers could be in Libya working for private companies. (Read: MP cites his worries over Kenyan ‘dogs of war')
    The story of Kenyan mercenaries was lent further credence by a Libyan military defector quoted in the UK newspaper - The Guardian – listing Kenya as one of the recruitment grounds for thousands of African mercenaries propping up the regime.
    Air Force Major Rajib Feytouni said he had personally witnessed 4,000 to 5,000 mercenaries flown into his air force base on Libyan military transport planes since 14 February- several days before the uprising started.
    "They (the planes) had 300 men at a time, all of them coming out with weapons. They were all from Africa: Ghanaians, Kenyans," he is quoted in the Guardian.
    The mercenaries are being used by Col Gaddafi to violently break down the wave of protests that is spreading across the North African country.
    "That is why we turned against the government. That and the fact that there was an order to use planes to attack the people," said Major Feytouni in the second largest city of Benghazi which has fallen in the hands of rebels. (Read: Inside Libya's first free city)
    Acting Foreign Affairs minister George Saitoti also denied the allegations when he appeared before the Parliamentary Committee on Defence yesterday.
    In Parliament, Foreign Affairs assistant minister Richard Onyonka dismissed the involvement of Kenyan mercenaries in the violent Libyan crackdown on protesters.
    "The only individuals in Libya are embassy staff and students who are not involved militarily," he said.
    Government spokesman Alfred Mutua also denied knowledge of any Kenyan mercenaries fighting on the side of Col Gaddafi.
    However, he conceded that there were dozens of retired soldiers and police officers who have taken up employment in private companies to provide security in war zones who could be mistaken for mercenaries.
    "In the past, some of our retired military people as well as police officers have been contracted to provide security by private companies in war torn countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq," he said.
    Daily Nation:*- Politics*|Kenyan



    MY TAKE
    We should be asking ourselves who will recruit these "dogs of war" back home after accomplishing their mission in Libya! BTW 2012 is coming and these fellows will be highly needed by some politicians! if not arrested and accomodated in jails on their return from their successfully carried out duties in Libya, the country and the whole region won't be at peace! if they dont become serious robbers then poarchers if not recruited by Mungiki
     
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    afadhali wapo jirani yetu-ikifika muda na sisi tutakuja wahitaj wawatoe hawa wetu wanaokataa kushindwa na hawataki kuachia madaraka
     
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    my God!east africa with Museven and MWAI?NO AT ALL
     
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    Unless the Libyan army and police are in favour of Gadhafi, those mercenaries will not take the colonel to victory. Wanaganga njaa tu
     
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    no doubt
     
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    Mungiki on the move...:decision:
     
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    Zimbabwean army helping Gaddafi in Libya

    By Lance Guma|swradioafrca
    Speculation that members of the Zimbabwe National Army are in Libya to help prop up cornered dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, has gained momentum. This follows Zimbabwe's Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa avoiding giving a straight answer to a question posed in Parliament.
    With the eastern part of Libya having fallen to anti-Gaddafi protesters, it's being reported that mercenaries from several African countries, including Zimbabwe, are putting up a stand in the west of the country, including the capital Tripoli, on behalf of Gaddafi. [​IMG]They are reportedly gunning down unarmed civilians at random and Arab TV channel Al Jazeera said that Zimbabwe was helping to provide mercenaries, along with Chad and other African countries.
    In Parliament on Wednesday MDC-T MP and Chief Whip, Innocent Gonese, asked Mnangagwa to respond to reports that soldiers from Zimbabwe are involved. Instead of giving a straight answer Mnangagwa said "…that there are mercenaries who are African and are in Libya – I have no mandate in my duty as Minister of Defence to investigate activities happening in another African country."
    More rambling followed as Mnangagwa asked Gonese to "direct his question to the Foreign Affairs Ministry, who might also enquire through foreign relations if there are any African countries participating there." Although he went on to say there was no provision in the defence act for members of the army "to participate in cases or in events outside the country," he avoided giving a "yes or no' answer to Gonese's simple question.
    Zimbabweans will however remember that in 1997 Mugabe's regime, without consultation, sent troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to help the late Laurent Kabila against rebels backed by Rwanda and Uganda. The intervention and the huge sums of money spent funding it crippled Zimbabwe's economy, while regime officials lined their pockets with mineral concessions.
    Meanwhile it's being reported that Gaddafi is weighing up his options in terms of which country to flee to for sanctuary. Zimbabwe is emerging as a firm favourite, with London-based Libyan political activist Guma el-Gamaty, telling the Australian ABC news channel that "quite reliable sources" believe Gaddafi is readying to flee his country and heading to Zimbabwe.
    "Gaddafi's own private plane is loaded with gold bullion and lots of hard currency, mainly dollars, and is preparing to flee to Zimbabwe to stay there with his friend Robert Mugabe. We think this could happen very shortly because the (UN) Security Council is threatening to impose a no-fly zone and we think that Gaddafi will try to escape before this no-fly zone is imposed," Guma el-Gamaty said.
    Mugabe is no stranger to giving sanctuary to murderous dictators. Former Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam was offered a safe haven in Zimbabwe, despite being sentenced to death by an Ethiopian court for crimes against humanity. He remains happily ensconced in his villa in the suburb of Gunhill, outside Harare, to this day.
    Major Protais Mpiranya, a Rwandan army officer accused of ordering the murder of that country's Prime Minister and the Belgian soldiers who protected her, is also said to be hiding in Zimbabwe. Mpiranya, a Hutu extremist who formerly led the Presidential Guard in Rwanda, is wanted for genocide and crimes against humanity by the UN war crimes tribunal.
     
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    Meanwhile it's being reported that Gaddafi is weighing up his options in terms of which country to flee to for sanctuary. Zimbabwe is emerging as a firm favourite, with London-based Libyan political activist Guma el-Gamaty, telling the Australian ABC news channel that "quite reliable sources" believe Gaddafi is readying to flee his country and heading to Zimbabwe.
    "Gaddafi's own private plane is loaded with gold bullion and lots of hard currency, mainly dollars, and is preparing to flee to Zimbabwe to stay there with his friend Robert Mugabe. We think this could happen very shortly because the (UN) Security Council is threatening to impose a no-fly zone and we think that Gaddafi will try to escape before this no-fly zone is imposed," Guma el-Gamaty said.
     
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    Mi nilijua tu hilo litakuwa dili!!!!!!! Kwa wastaafu wetu wanajeshi ambao hata baada ya kustaff serikali haziwajali, acha wajitafutie maslahi!!!!

    Kama USA walitumia kivuli cha al Qaeda kumvamia na kuisambaratisha Afghanistan, na pia wakatumia kigezo cha WMD kumvamia na kumnyonga Sadam Hussein, KWA NINI Muamar Gadaffi asitumie kigezo cha OSAMA BIN LADEN Ili kuilinda nchi yake ambayo anasema imevamiwa?????????????
     
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    sasa hapo ndio utajua mziki ulivyo mkubwa,
    Kuna uwezekano mkubwa sana hata Uganda ikawa imepeleka wanajeshi huko
    ngoja tu tusubiri tuone mamabo yatakwendaje zaidi
     
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    i say, let them make money!!! if the govt is not giving them money and deff none of us is giving them any cash so i think we should all shut up and let them find money to feed their families and educate their children.

    this great land of ours africa is filled with european american and south african marceneries yet i dont see topics being posted on here about them.

    i think we(all of us) need to get off our high horses and understand that these people need jobs to provide a better life for their families and their countries are not giving them any jobs.
     
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    You need evidence right? okay keep waiting for it
     
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    its bad to kill innocent civilians for money, the mercenaries are obviously jobless ex soldiers trying to fend for their families while using the skills they aquired in their respective countries. Its a bad thing but we should also respect the fact that due to unemployment most of those ex soldiers are vulnerable and can be easily recruited to do such evils. I know Tanzania doesnt have an army to brag about but truth be told ex soldiers from anywhere in the world make good mercenaries, money talks people.
     
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    Hali ilivyokuwa mbaya hapa TZ unaweza ukakuta WaTZ na wao wamo wanaganga njaa huko kwa Gadaffi!!
     
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    What do you mean by that? We kicked Iddi Amin's Strong Amy which was helped by Gaddafi. We have trained so many solders in southern African countries for so many years. Go ask kagame, M7, Kabila they will tell you what moduli is. Bro you don't know what you're talking about.
     
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