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Kenyan officer narrates hours in Ugandan cells and the unending trauma - 7 months ago, 13 June 19:10

By: Isaiah Gwengi

From his two-roomed house at Nambo beach, Martin Ng'onde contorts his face in agony, trying to massage his right hand.

Lucky to be alive, Ng'onde was released on Tuesday after spending more than 24 hours in the police cells in Uganda.

In a house ten meters away, Bonventure Odongo takes a rest after a gruesome ordeal. The two are the victims of a Tuesday by Ugandans near Hama Island.

Their experience soaked with pain, a stark remainder of the grim attack that almost snuffed out their lives.

Unlike the others, Ng'onde sustained injuries of the hands and head, after he was beaten by the mean-looking Ugandan soldiers.

The 43-year-old coxswain told The Standard that they were responding to a 'distress call' near Hama Island when an army of about eight heavily armed men attacked them.

"We had seen some three boats from a distance and somebody raised his hand as a sign ...
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