Ethiopian OLF rebels return home after giving up arms
Jan. 16 2010
Some members of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) are surrendering to Ethiopian authorities on the Kenyan side of the border.
On Wednesday, a Moyale DOI, Mr Ngala Mwachiro, said that at least 70 rebels had laid down their arms and crossed into their country, which is preparing to hold parliamentary elections on May 23.
“They started surrendering through Kenya on Saturday, saying they don’t want to live in the bush any more,” Mr Mwachiro said in his office.
Moyale DC Joshua Nkatha said the surrender would enhance security in northern Kenya and improve ties between the two countries. “Ethiopia has accused us of protecting rebels, which is not true,” said the DC.
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