Catholic bishop killed in Kenya

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    We are investigating the motive of the attack but we suspect it is linked with the conflict between the Gabra and Borana because Catholic priests have been involved in helping people.
    Bishop Luigi Locati was killed (14-06-2005)as he walked to a pastoral centre in the town of Isiolo where he worked, a Vatican official in Nairobi said.

    It is unclear why Bishop Locati, who was Italian, was shot.

    “We are investigating the motive of the attack but we suspect it is linked with the conflict between the Gabra and Borana because Catholic priests have been involved in helping people,” Eastern province assistant commissioner of police Robert Kipkemoi Kitur told the AFP news agency.

    Mr Kitur said the bishop was shot dead by three unknown gunmen.

    The 76-year-old was ordained Bishop of Zica nine years ago, having been a member of the clergy for more than half a century.

    Bishop Locati died an hour and a half after being shot in the northern town, some 250km (155 miles) from the capital.

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