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Text of report by privately-owned Kenyan daily newspaper The Star on 30 January;subheadings inserted editorially
Two majors and four lieutenants are among 15 Kenya Defence Forces officers who have been killed in the last 100 days since Kenya sent its troops to Somalia.
In their quest to take over Doblai, Raas Kaambooni, Bilis Qooqaani, Taabda, Amuma, Buale, Dheere, Oddo, Faafaxdhuun, Afmadhow, Afgoye, Jilib, Dinsoor and Bardheere, Kenyan troops have paid the ultimate price.
Maj Samuel Keli Kavindu and Maj Kizito Wahiza Nyamohanga of the Joint Helicopter Command are the most senior Kenyan military officers to die since 'Operation Linda Nchi' [Protect Nation] was launched in October. The two were both commissioned as army officers in 1997. They died when a helicopter they were travelling in crashed at a military base near Liboi Primary School on the night of 16 October, last year …