Pakistani levies force cadets display their skills during a graduation ceremony in southwest Pakistan's Quetta, Sept. 19, 2015. 150 cadet officers from Balochistan levies force were recruited into the Pakistani paramilitary. (Xinhua/Irfan)
Pakistani levies force cadets display their skills during a graduation ceremony in southwest Pakistan's Quetta, Sept. 19, 2015. 150 cadet officers from Balochistan levies force were recruited into the Pakistani paramilitary. (Xinhua/Irfan)

The protests broke out after the residents accused the Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) of killing two people on board a local taxi in the town.

Dozens of youthful protestors hit the streets to denounce the KDF for the alleged killings. A local official said in a statement that preliminary investigations showed the victims were in possession of explosives. The residents, however, appeared more irritated by the government’s claim.

The town remained deserted after the protests broke out. However, the protestors defied police orders to clear the street for several hours as the stand-off persisted. Shops in the town remained shut.

Mandera County Governor Ali Roba said that independent investigations were required to determine the circumstances under which the two people were shot dead.

The governor said it was not clear from the scene of the shooting that the victims were in possession of explosives. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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