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Somali refugee leader shot dead in Kenya camp

02 January 2012, 12:30

Nairobi – A gunman opened fire Sunday at a refugee camp in eastern Kenya, killing a refugee leader before escaping in the second such incident in a week, police and the UN told AFP.
“The attack occurred in broad daylight. The attacker opened fire and fled. A refugee was killed,” Leo Nyongesa, the regional police chief said adding the gunman has not been arrested after the attack at the Ifo camp in the massive Dadaab complex.
“The UNHCR can confirm a refugee leader was shot and killed in Ifo camp,” Vivian Tan, a spokeswoman for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said, adding that the victim was on the camp’s Community Peace and Security Team.

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