Wikileaks reporters investigating Obama's birthplace of Kenya were assassinated
By David Edwards
Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 -- 1:04 pm
Update (12/28/2010): Assange may have been referring to two WikiLeaks writers that were assassinated in Kenya last year. In early March 2009, WikiLeaks reported that two of their writers had been killed while doing research in Kenya. "On Thursday afternoon March 5, Oscar Kamau Kingara, director of the Kenyan based Oscar legal aid Foundation, and its programme coordinator, John Paul Oulo, were shot at close range in their car less than a mile from President Kibaki's residence," a statement from WikiLeaks said. The Oscar foundation had documented 6,452 "enforced disappearances" by Kenyan police and 1,721 extrajudicial killings. "The Oscar Foundation vehicle was blocked by a minibus and a Mitsubishi Pajero vehicle, both of which had been following them along State house road. Several men were in the two vehicles," according to the statement. "Two men got out, approached the vehicle of Oscar Kamau Kingara and John Paul Oulu, and shot them through the windows at close range. According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the minibus was in police uniform whilst the other men were wearing suits. The closest eyewitness to the incident was shot in the leg and later taken away by policemen."