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Mapigano ya 'Kikabila' ya wanajeshi wa Uingereza Kenya!!

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by erfan, Apr 4, 2012.

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    [h=1]UK troops in 'tribal' fight in Kenya[/h]
    An argument among British Army troops at a Nanyuki hotel degenerated into a vicious fight between Irish and Scottish soldiers at the weekend.
    Initial reports indicated that one died after he was thrown out of a window on the first floor and landed head first on the concrete ground.

    While their army chief of staff Maj James Clark agreed that “tribal” utterances caused the fight, he denied that there was loss of life.

    “The incident hurt the image of the British Army in Nanyuki. It was a scenario similar to the one in Kenya where people from different tribes may disagree when drunk. Investigations are being conducted. We will come up with recommendations,” Mr Clark said.

    Talk of town

    The army and the management of Sportsmans Arms Hotel worked hard to keep the fight under wraps. But it became the talk of town after five critically injured soldiers were airlifted to the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi.

    About 200 soldiers had come together at the hotel after spending several weeks in combat training in the bush in Laikipia and Samburu.

    They included several squads such as Parachute 29, Royal military officers and sergeants, and were under the watch of 29 duty personnel.

    As they were celebrating, an argument arose between Irish guards on one side, and Scottish guards on the other. One group was mocking the other that they were bad drivers and were causing accidents in the town.

    Earlier in the day, a British Army vehicle had been involved in a road accident along the Nanyuki- Nyeri road. A British Army vehicle had also hit and injured an administration police corporal in Nanyuki town two weeks ago.

    The remark triggered the exchange of fisticuffs. Chairs, bottles and glasses were also flying in all directions.

    “They were pushing each other through the windows and whoever fell would find another group waiting for him at the ground floor,” Laikipia East District criminal investigations officer Shadrack Juma, who was at the scene, said.

    “The fight was quickly contained by the 29 duty personnel. The hotel staff also called the Kenya Police. When they arrived they were asked to stay outside to provide security outside the gate,” Maj Clark said.

    After putting the seriously injured into an ambulance, the soldiers were ordered to march back to their camp in groups of threes. Their camp is located about 500 metres away from the hotel.

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    there is no alert here...trivial issues.