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KENYAN OFFICIALS INVESTIGATING KIND OF MYSTERIOUS MASS GRAVE
September 21 2012
Nairobi, Kenya – There are certainly places in Africa that are reasonable and modernizing places to live. Certain sections of certain countries have really come a long way in recent years but still much of the continent is beset by poverty and violence, the types of which inhibit any really advances for the people living there.
That violence is almost common place for many living on the continent, so much so that stories of massacres and murder are almost taken in stride. Violence is simply a way of life for many in Africa, as common as a trip to the grocery store for people living in the West.
That is why, to a large degree, violence continues to flourish in those countries. With no real impetus to stop the activity, no real passion for law and order, governments are more than willing to allow it to continue and even engage in it themselves, something they appear to have done in Kenya where clashes have killed more than a hundred people in the last month. Now police have confirmed the discovery of a mass grave along the Tana River Delta which could indicate a much higher death toll, though the police aren’t so confident that it means anything, just calling a mystery with no real solution.
“The appearance of the area and the heavy stench of rotting flesh pointed towards the existence of a grave,” said police Chief Aggrey Adoli. “We believed the bodies were removed to hide the identities. Our plan was to take fingerprints of the bodies and that would have led us to their origins. So the operation is now called off.”
And that’s that according to police officials who really don’t want investigate any further.
It’s not clear why police are so eager to just stop working but it could be they are scared of the murderers or the government or just grossed out by the whole thing and relieved they don’t have to deal with it any more.
“This is kind of weird but also not weird at all. I mean it would be weird is it happened in, say, Oklahoma but in Kenya not so much so it’s kind of both things at the same time, both weird and not weird. It’s certainly gross though, by any standard,” said Scrape TV African analyst Claude Contee. “Regardless, it seems to have ended. I mean what better way to end a police investigation than to have the criminals just make off with all the evidence. It makes for a clean job for everyone.”
Investigators did find a human foot in the grave but finding feet is pretty common and rarely is ever investigated.
“It really does make police work pretty simple. Obviously they had to wade into that pit of rotting goo which is really terrible but ultimately that led to them being able to just end the investigation entirely and that ain’t bad at all, not at all,” continued Contee. “I would have been real trouble had they found more human remains in the pit because that would have meant interviews and paperwork and possibly even arrests. That’s tough in a country with only a couple pairs of handcuffs to go around. Nobody likes that trouble. Better to just let the criminals work things out for themselves rather than getting involved in their business. Nobody likes a Nosey Nelly.”
Kenya government officials had no comment on the body removal but are glad the whole thing is done.
Emil Uliya, International Correspondent