In Summary
  • Men were rounded up in military trucks and delivered to Wagalla airstrip.

  • With no food or water, they were beaten, tortured and some executed.

  • Mr Noor was nominated as senator by President Jomo Kenyatta in 1963 and served until the Senate was scrapped.

The family of first Wajir Senator Noor Adan, who was killed during the 1984 Wagalla massacre, has rekindled calls for justice.

As the country commemorates 34 years since the massacre took place, the family of Mr Noor alias Noor Ngamia, have called on the government to implement the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) report.

The Wagalla massacre which took place on February 10, 1984, started as an effort to disarm the ethnic Degodia clan following clan-related conflict in the region populated by Kenyan-Somalis.

ROUNDED UP

Men were rounded up in military trucks and delivered to Wagalla airstrip.

With no food or water, they were beaten, tortured and some executed.

Witnesses claim that thousands of people were delivered to the airstrip, starved, ordered to strip naked and lie on the ground for days by security agents.

Though the government has put the number of the dead at 57, witnesses claim that 5,000 people were killed.

TJRC, which was set up to investigate human rights violations and other historical injustices, stated in its report that “close to 1,000” people were killed in the massacre.

The former senator’s son, Mr Mohamed Noor, Monday said justice for his father and others killed during the massacre had become a pipedream 34 years later.

Mr Noor, who was nominated as senator by President Jomo Kenyatta in 1963 served until the Senate was scrapped.

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