Dead KDF Soldier's Phone Still Rings

  • A family in Uasin-Gishu has had a rough time coming to terms with the demise of their loved one, a Kenyan soldier sent to Somalia, as his phone is still ringing when called.

    The soldier's family, which hoped to see him alive, received heartbreaking news last Friday, informing them that Corporal Musa Choge was among the casualties after the Al-Shabaab attack on a Kenya Defence Forces camp in El Adde.

    It is reported that whenever Choge's family called his number, a somali speaking woman would receive telling them that the owner of the phone was dead.

    “Our hopes had been high because of the ringing phone. We thought he had been captured by the enemy in Somalia and maybe one day, he would be set free,” James Seurei, Corporal Choge’s younger brother told the Standard.

    However, a call from the KDF shuttered their hopes as DNA tests revealed that the serviceman was actually dead.

    To inflict more pain to the soldier's family, the woman who was picking Choge's calls decided to respond by asking them why they had allowed their son to be deployed in Somalia.

    On January 15, the Al-Shabaab militia group launched an assault on the Kenyan military base in El Adde, Somalia, that led to the worst casualty ever witnessed in the history of Kenya's military.

    The militants claimed to have killed over 60 soldier's, a figure yet to be confirmed by KDF.

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