- Two killed, dozens wounded at ritual killing at
Ethiopian warriors killed two Kenyans and wounded 14 others on
Wednesday night in a ritual killing barely a fortnight when deadly
clashes between Merrile and Turkana tribesmen killed dozens others
along the common frontier.
Survivors and officials said on Thursday that hundreds of Merrile
youths aged between 13 and 18 are queued for a circumcision ritual
between this month and August and cultural dictates that they
exhibit braveness by killing an enemy before being circumcised.
Once they kill, they chop off private parts and other organs oftheir
victims, including ears, noses and toes, which they carry away and
present as a sign of bravery.
And on Wednesday night, Merrile initiates from Namurupus area,
Southern Zone travelled over 40 km inside Kenya and indiscriminately
fired at a dancing crowd during Wednesday night attack at Kokuro
June 18, 2009