KENYANS SUE BRITISH ARMY OVER THE DEATH OF LINUS MURANGIRI AS HE WAS CRUSHED TO DEATH BY A VEHICLE AS HE RUSHED TO HELP PUT OUT A FIRE AT A KENYAN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Written by miebaka ikiriko on July 28, 2021
The British Army has been sued over the death of Linus Murangiri as he was crushed to deal by a vehicle as he rushed to help put out a fire at a Kenyan Wildlife Sanctuary which was hosting a training exercise by the British Army.
Although there is no suggestion the British Army was directly involved in the dealt of Mr. Murangiri, his widow has insisted she wants a speedy investigation into her husband’s dealt and the cause of the fire, and for the findings to be made public.
The fire, which has been blamed on the military exercise, destroyed about twelve thousand acres of land at a privately-owned Lolldaiga Conservancy in Centre Kenya, home to animals such as, elephants, buffalos, lions, hyenas, jackals and the endangered Gravy’s Zebra.
The official cause of the fire has not been made public but the incident is at the centre of an environmental lawsuit brought by a lobby group and almost one thousand local residents.
The community is hoping to use an environmental impact assessment report that they commissioned to have their claims.
Lawyers for the British Army in June asked the environment court to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that the Kenyan Courts lacks juridiction over the matter.
The court will rule on the request later this month.