'I am sorry', Mandera Senator Kerrow says
10 December 2015, 09:50
Nairobi - Mandera Senator Billow Kerrow has apologized over his allegations of several mass graves in his County.
The Senator apologized Thursday morning after claims of extra judicial killings and mass graves in Mandera were found to be false.
This followed the revelation of a woman's body in a shallow grave on Monday.
Local leaders had claimed that there were more than 12 bodies in other graves but on exhumation together with government officials, none was found.
" I am very sorry indeed for making the accusation and apologize to Kenyans for the same," Kerrow said.
Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery had ordered Kerrow to apologize for causing public unrest after his and other Mandera leaders' claims over the graves.
" He must apologize to the public for making such comments over a very sensitive issue," he stated.
Only one body of a woman was found.
She was named as Nassim Mohammed, a mother of 6 and a tea vendor in Mandera.
The government has since accused her of having direct links with terror group Al Shabaab.
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