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Kenya: Army

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 82102, tabled on 25 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what injuries were sustained by the civilian who was hit by unexploded ordnance at Archers Post Training Area in 2021; what the (a) age, (b) gender and (c) nationality was of the victim; and what the date was of the incident.

Answered on

30 November 2021

The incident in which a civilian was injured after finding an unignited mini flare on Archer Post Training Area occurred on 23 January 2021. The civilian was a 13 year old Kenyan child, he sustained minor injuries (lacerations and burns) and required medical attention. The matter was investigated by the Kenyan authorities as the incident took place on Kenyan land and the child was a Kenyan national.

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