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Bodies Found in Kenya Spark #StopKillingSomalis Hashtag

December 07, 2015 at 12:11 pm | News

Abena Agyeman-Fisher

Abena Agyeman-Fisher | Editor-in-chief, F2FA

December 07, 2015 at 12:11 pm | News

#StopKillingSomalis

Shocking photos of a group of at least 20 bodies found in northeastern Kenya have been circulating on Twitter, prompting authorities to respond to accusations of murdering ethnic Somalis, reports BBC.

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Last year, Human Rights Watch released a report, documenting the alleged killings of Kenya’s Anti-Terrorism Police unit.

In response to the attacks by Somali-based Islamic terrorist group al-Shabab on Kenyan soil, police have allegedly targeted Somalis by conducting extrajudicial killings in the region. The murders have reportedly led to a number of disappearances.

And while the police reject the allegations, photos of the remains of a group of people, including a Mother of five who was arrested Friday, have gone viral on the Internet, inspiring the hashtag #StopKillingSomalis.

Warning: The below tweets are both graphic and disturbing:

 

 

In response to the photographs, many Kenyans have tweeted in support of Somalis, insisting that the government’s alleged targeting of ethnic Somalis needs to stop:

 

 

And while the General of Police Joseph Boinnet did indeed confirm the death of the deceased Mother (pictured in final tweet), he rejected the existence of a mass grave, which the photographs suggest.

The bodies were reportedly found by a herder who noticed jackals in the area as he searched for his animals.

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