Mount Elgon insurgency

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Mount Elgon insurgency
Mount Elgon
Date 2005 - March 2008
Location Mount Elgon District, Kenya
Status Kenyan Victory
Sabaot Land Defence Force Kenya Military of Kenya
Casualties and losses
~600 killed[1]
46,000 displaced[2]

The Mount Elgon insurgency was a conflict that started in 2005 when the Sabaot Land Defence Force militia revolted in the Mount Elgon area, Western Kenya.[3][4]


Think nothing much happened here

The Insurgency[edit]

Reportedly, local church elders know of 200 people who have gone missing since being arrested; about 1500 have been formally charged.[5]


  1. ^ Georgette Gagnon, Africa director at Human Rights Watch (2008-04-02). "Kenya: Army and Rebel Militia Commit War Crimes in Mt. Elgon (Human Rights Watch, 3-4-2008)". Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  2. ^ "UNICEF condemns continuing violence in Mount Elgon". UNICEF. 13 December 2007. 
  3. ^ "The Statesman : News : 60 killed in Kenya land clashes". Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  4. ^ "Dozens killed in Kenyan 'genocide'". ITN. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  5. ^ Opala, Ken (2009-03-09). "Mountain of the missing: Villages wait". Daily Nation (16094). pp. 4–5. 

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