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Samburu Women Accuse British Army Soldiers Of Abandoning Children They Fathered

Samburu Women
Marian’s late mother was among a group of Samburu women who accused British soldiers of rape in a 2011 documentary. Photo: CNN.

A group of women in Samburu County have expressed anger at the British Army for not taking action against its personnel for alleged rape and assault.

The women revealed that rape and relationship with the soldiers have resulted in the birth of mixed-race children.

According to CNN, mixed-race children continue to be born in the remote villages where the British Army trains its soldiers in Kenya.

Among those children is Marian Pannalossy from Archer’s Post, Samburu.

“They call me ‘mzungu maskini,’ or a poor white girl,”

“They always say ‘Why are you here? Just look for connections so that you can go to your people. You don’t belong here. You’re not supposed to be here suffering.” Marian is quoted by CNN.

Marian’s late mother was among a group of Samburu women who accused British soldiers of rape in a 2011 documentary, but she died two years later.

Generica Namoru says she was in a relationship with a British soldier but he abandoned her and their five-year-old daughter Nicole after leaving Kenya.

According to a report, British Army soldiers can now be sued in Kenyan courts for any wrongdoing.

This is part of a new addition to the 2021 defence pact signed between both countries.

This gives hope to many women who may finally have their day in court.

Marian Pannalossy will be the lead plaintiff in the case.

Hit and run incident 

Meanwhile a Kenyan woman is accusing British Army personnel of injuring her after a hit-and-run incident.

Chaula Memusi is in a wheelchair after allegedly being injured by a British army truck in a hit-and-run incident in January 2019.

According to the BBC, Memusi Lochede testified that British officials promised to look after her 22-year-old daughter after the incident.

“They sent a representative to tell me that they don’t want a court case and that they would take care of my daughter,” the mother said.

The mother said the British Army paid for her daughter’s hospital bills for two years.