The largest telecommunication company in Somalia has accused the Kenya Defence Forces troops of detonating their mast for the 12th time in less than two years.
Hormuud Telcom on Saturday issued a statement, accusing KDF troops of destroying the infrastructure at the Gedo region, without having committed any crime.
This is as the company accused KDF of killing one of its staff members in a past attack and injuring a number of them.
“For the 12th time this year, KDF has detonated our masts in Aws-Karun at Gedo region of Jubbaland. The attack took place on August 22nd. The troops used powerful machines to destroy the equipment,” the statement reads.
It adds: “In an earlier attack, the KDF troops killed one of our staff and injured others. These unlawful acts by KDF amounts to war crimes and will turnish the effort of international community to stabilise Somalia,” the company said in a statement.
And the Somalis have reacted to the statement that was also posted on the company’s social media handle. Click on the tweet to see the reactions.
Somalia’s biggest phone company accuses Kenya forces operating in Somalia of destroying its telecom masts using explosives on August 22, disconnecting phone network to about 4,000 people in the targetted area https://t.co/qoXfVZnQbr
— Harun Maruf (@HarunMaruf) August 24, 2019