Rebel leader was seen as 'spiritual medium'

David Ochami

A woman who claimed spiritual powers and briefly led a northern Uganda insurgency has died in a Kenyan refugee camp, a government official said. Alice Lakwena, who was in her 40s, died on January 10 after being sick for about a week with an unknown illness at the Ifo refugee camp in the eastern Garrisa district.

Missing Kenyan cops killed at Somali border

Staff Reporter

Two Kenyan police officers believed to have been kidnapped by Islamist fighters have been found murdered on the border with Somalia, police said on Thursday. "At 7.30am [local time] this morning, the two officers were found murdered on a hill about 500m inside Kenya," Kenya police spokesperson Eric Kiraithe said.

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