Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Vandals Of New Kenya’s Railway Could Be Hanged If Convicted- President

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned that those who vandalise the newly launched standard gauge railway will be hanged, Kenya local media reports.

Mr Kenyatta said this as he was launching a new passenger train service that cost the country $3.2bn to build.

“I want to firmly state today that those who will be prosecuted and found guilty of vandalising a property belonging to all Kenyans; a property belong to our children, forgive me God, I will sign their death sentence for them to be hanged,” The Citizen paper reports.


One of the headlines of Kenya’s dailies The Daily Nation headline reads; Uhuru: God... I'll approve execution of vandals. 

Meanwhile The Standard's headline also reads UHURU ON SGR VANDALISM: God forgive me, I will approve their hanging

The warning, came a day after a court reportedly remanded three suspected vandals for 14 days. They were arrested for allegedly damaging the railway line in Mariakani, near the coastal city of Mombasa.

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