UK Sergeant stranded in Kenya-UK row over death.

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  1. The article says that a civilian was shot. It also says the base is used to prepare troops for Afghanistan.

    It's nice to see the training is authentic.
     
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  2. Well we've definately moved on from covering hexy blocks in jam / chocolate and giving them to the kids to eat
     
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  3. RezzaDue

    RezzaDue Old-Salt Book Reviewer

    I know the bloke in question and he is a top soldier! Also from what I heard, the group were poachers and deserved what they got. It's unfortunate that kenyans have a shoot to kill policy on poachers yet they wont let trained soldiers in the area help with the problem!
     
  4. Strange when you remember that when my Dad was in Kenya killing people, they wanted him out of the country as quickly as possible!
     
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  5. Jomo Kenyatta walt.
     
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  6. Hopefully it's just political wrangling and they'll let him go back to the UK soon.

    It might be a case of "Out of the frying pan, into the fire" though. I'd advise your friend to get himself a solicitor in preparation for any legal proceedings that will take place under UK jurisdiction.
     
  7. Sounds like one for the "Memories of Kenya" thread. :)
     
  8. Bet our favourite Human Rights lawyer will be there to slap a lawsuit on this bloke as soon as he steps off the plane. Will probably claimed he raped him before shooting him too! I suppose the guy who died was only armed to protect himself from the nasty Imperialist Oppressors????
     
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  9. Why waste choc un jam on army Kendal Cakes the kids in Kuwait in 90s loved them.
     
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  10. RezzaDue

    RezzaDue Old-Salt Book Reviewer

    I reckon this will bother him for quite a long time so he'll want to get a lawyer asap if he hasnt done so already. I also wonder where he is being held and in what condition

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  11. The article states that he's on the British base so he's most likely confined to camp. I bet he's bored out of his skull.
     
  12. RezzaDue

    RezzaDue Old-Salt Book Reviewer

    Didnt read the article at all as i didnt have time, just saw the tittle and looked for a name.
    Cheers for the info though.

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  13. The Kenyan authorities are incapable of policing their own backyards and this sort of thing is the fallout. Good luck to the bloke as it could of been a sadder story if the poachers had got the drop on him. 1PARA circa 2001 had a young tom casevaced out the country for surgery after nearly losing his life to poachers and I'm sure other units could tell similar stories.

    If push comes to shove then Kenya isn't irreplaceable as a training area. I'm sure we could arrange similar training establishments somewhere on the African continent or failing that, use the funds to revamp the skeleton crewed facilities in Belize.
     
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