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Campsite raided in Masai Mara conservation area

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Geza Ulole, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Geza Ulole

    Geza Ulole JF-Expert Member

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    1 Killed And 2 Injured

    Campsite raided in Masai Mara conservation area

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    By Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN | Jul 27, 2010 (eTN) - Reports are being received from Nairobi that shortly after 8:00 pm on Monday night, a group of armed raiders, thought to have crossed the border from Tanzania into neighboring Kenya, attacked a private tented camp put up for the night by long term Kenya residents on a local vacation. After first firing a salvo of shots into the camp, a previously never-experienced method of robbery, they then raided the campsite and made away with valuables.
    The campsite, normally used by and popular with East African residents and Kenyan campers, is reportedly located on one of the conservancies in the Mara Triangle, below the Ololoolo escarpment and near the common border.
    According to reliable sources, two of the campers suffered gun-shot wounds while one of the group was fatally wounded and succumbed not long afterwards to his injuries. According to a very reliable source in Nairobi, this person in fact celebrated his 60th birthday that day. An aircraft of the Flying Doctor services has since then collected the injured and brought them to a leading Nairobi hospital for treatment where they are said to be in serious but stable condition.
    A combined team of Kenya Wildlife Services rangers and other security personnel stationed in the wider area was deployed just as soon as the information reached them, and this being a full moon night bringing enough light to the area, they immediately began tracking the criminals who reportedly fled in the direction of the border with Tanzania. Additional security teams were airlifted into the Masai Mara or dispatched from their observation points to join in the hunt for the gang, and it is understood that Tanzanian authorities also dispatched rangers and security forces to the area close to the incident on the Tanzanian side to also join in the search, hand in hand with their Kenyan counterparts.
    This is a first of its kind of such a brutal attack, never seen before. When caught, the culprits will be facing the death penalty when convicted. It is presently of no consolation to this correspondent that no foreign tourists were involved in the incident. The tragic loss of life and the injuries to the survivors are harrowing and shocking as it is, and being East African residents does not make this any less serious than had it been foreign tourists.
    The eTN East Africa team expresses their sorrow and sympathy and extends heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those affected by this senseless act of violence.
    1 Killed And 2 Injured Campsite raided in Masai Mara conservation area -

    MY TAKE: The writer really amazes me, the way he has let his disapproval derails his journalistic profession and i wonder how could he be so sure that the thieves were Tanzanians? just cause they ran towards the border? How about the time Somalis were terrorizing the Serengeti?
  2. bona

    bona JF-Expert Member

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    how did they know the raiders came from tanzania?
  3. Shadow

    Shadow JF-Expert Member

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    Hapo hakuna mwandishi bali a poor and naive racist who is pre occupied with sentimental judgement
  4. eliakeem

    eliakeem JF-Expert Member

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    Thome is no longer a journalist, is some thing else which personally i dont know.
    I can prove that, if you remember what he wrote on the issue of the closure of the road passing from Masai mara to serengeti (Bologoja), he was totally against that, though our researcher gave an empirical evidence on the impact of the existence of that road to the environment. Wolfgang wanted the road to be there.
    Again the same Thome is now stoning hardly on the proposed road (project) through serengeti. Now you can see how double standard the guy is.
    Is always not balanced in his discourse. So guys dont take the man serious, he is there to spread propaganda against Tz in favor of i don't know who but i guess is kenya.
  5. Deshbhakt

    Deshbhakt Senior Member

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    I wonder if any other of our local journalists have caught this article and would prepare and ideal response to the idiotic journalism here portrayed by this Thome!