Thursday, 16 October 2008

Albinos threaten to seek refuge in other countries

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Consesa John

Addressing a press conference in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the chairman of the Albinos Association Tanzania, Mr Ernest Kimaya, said presently 26 albinos have reportedly been killed, most of them women and children.

He said no suspect had been jailed as a result of the ritual killings as most went scot-free.

"We might be forced to seek refuge in a safe country if the Government will not make enough efforts against albino killings," he stated.

Mr Kimaya said since the Government had not been using enough power to control albino killings they would make a demonstration to act as a wake-up call so that the Government deals with the problem.

Read full story in The Citizen.

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