KENYA RED CROSS REFUTES CLAIMS OF MASS KILLINGS

NAIROBI, The Kenya Red Cross has refuted claims of mass killings in the country circulating on social media.

The humanitarian aid organization says it has only received three cases of missing persons, two of whom have been re-united with their families, since the post-election protests started a few days ago.

Its Secretary General, Abbass Gullet, also confirmed here Monday that the Red Cross had responded to 108 cases of severe injuries, including gunshot wounds in the past few days.

Since the declaration of the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday following last Tuesday’s general election, claims of killings by the police have been trending in the social media.

The Kenya Red Cross Society which has been in Mathare, Kibera and Kisumu offering humanitarian assistance to victims, is discrediting such reports, describing them as rumours with no basis.

Gullet, however, confirmed that the Red Cross had attended to at least 108 cases of severe injuries, including gunshots, in Nairobi County. Another 129 mild cases of injuries had been treated and patients discharged.

The humanitarian body cautioned Kenyans against spreading unconfirmed reports, especially regarding the security situation across the country.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK