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Foumbot: Man killed while intervening in group fightActivist Stresses Need for Sustainable, Scientific Environmental Protection to Ensure Food SecurityPolice Granted More Time To Investigate Murder Of Two Prison Officers

By Charity Nginyu

A dark cloud descended upon Foumbot in the West Region of Cameroon as violence erupted, claiming the life of a young individual amidst clashes between rival factions.

According to reports, tensions prevailed in Foumbot for some time, culminating in confrontations between groups of delinquents.

Eyewitnesses recount that the victim, attempted to quell the tensions as approached the belligerent group only to meet a swift and untimely demise. Despite his noble intentions, he fell victim to the violence perpetrated by the delinquents.

Following the tragedy, residents of Foumbot have expressed outrage and grief, lamenting the loss of one of their own to the senseless violence that has gripped their town.

Many have equally expressed frustration vis-a-vis the gendarmerie, as they blame them for failing to intervene despite being alerted to the escalating clashes.

The main reason that led to the confrontation was not given at press time but fights like this are common in this area and often lea
d to bloody outcomes.

Source: Cameroon News Agency

Addis Ababa: Addis Sustainable and scientific environmental and natural resource protection works should be consolidated in order to ensure food security in Ethiopia, the environmental activist and expert Mengistu Wube noted.

The environmental activist Mengistu Wube is a researcher and lecturer who has been publishing books and studies on food security.

In an exclusive interview with ENA, he pointed out that Ethiopia has resources that could feed the region by exploiting its multi-ecological and bio-diversity potentials.

In this respect, Mengistu said the Green Legacy Initiative (GLI) that Ethiopia has been implementing over the past years is of immense significance.

For him, the initiative is a pragmatic response and has become imperative in ensuring soil security and water conservation.

According to him, environmental conservation should be widely taught in schools beginning kindergarten and the role of institutions that are bases for indigenous knowledge must be consolidated.

The activist noted that
land protection and use policy are crucial for sustainable natural resource conservation, adding that soil and water conservation activities play a major role in ensuring food security.

Man’s cruelty to natural resources has created many crises on himself, the activist stressed.

In addition to the effort to reverse the looming danger of climate change on food security, Mengistu underlined that pursuing a strategy that can withstand the unprecedented impacts of the change is critical.

In this regard, the special attention given to wheat production and bounty of the basket (Ye Lemat Tirufat) programs by the government have lots of hope, the activist said.

The Green Legacy Initiative (GLI) has so far planted over 25 billion tree seedlings.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency

A Court sitting in Kilgoris, Trans Mara West Sub-county has granted the police 21 days to complete investigations on a case where two senior prison officers were murdered.

Senior Resident Magistrate, Cyprian Waswa, granted the police more time to carry out investigations after the Prosecution Counsel submitted an application requesting for addition time to probe the case.

The Five arrested are Emmanuel Lemashon, Edwin Taleng’o, Elizabeth Tiptip, Mark Ledama and Malvin Shonimeu. However, the main suspect is still at large.

The two prison officers were murdered on March 14 at Metinkuar village, Trans Mara West Sub-county in an alleged mission to settle a Sacco- related matter, with a retired colleague, Pius Lemiso Ndiwa, who is yet to be arrested.

The deceased identified as Inspector Patrick Mukunyi Kuya and Senior Sergent Daniel Nairimo, had left Nairobi on March 13 to settle a Sacco-related matter with Ndiwa, who allegedly defaulted on a loan and left the city to reside in the countryside.

Upon reaching
Ndiwa’s homestead in Mentinkuar, the duo faced hostility from the Ndiwa’s family who screamed as he had allegedly told his family that the two strangers in their homestead were thugs.

With that information, Ndiwa’s two sons allegedly pounced on the two prison wardens, who were in civilian attire with arrows and machetes.

Source: Kenya News Agency