Kenya: Landmine explodes, kills 12-year-old boy in Laikipia

A 12-year-old boy died on Tuesday evening in a landmine explosion in Soit Oudo area of Laikipia County.

The minor, identified as Ldisiwa Lekesier, was herding his family’s livestock in Morpusi Group Ranch when he stepped on the device.

The ranch is usually used by the military for routine training.

Speaking at Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary where the body was taken, the boy’s brother, Bernard Kisier, said many people have been killed by landmines in the expansive ranch. Mr Kisier said their father was maimed by a similar device while herding his livestock.

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Source: Daily Nation