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VOA慢速[时事新闻]肯尼亚大学遇袭

2015-04-22    来源:普特英语听力    【      美国外教 在线口语培训
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From VOA Learning English, this is In The News.

This week, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta marked two years in office. The anniversary was observed as Kenyans mourned the victims of a terror attack in the town of Garissa. Gunmen killed more than 140 people at Garissa University College. Medical workers have still not identified the bodies of all of those who were killed.
 
There are reports that more than 160 students are still missing. 
 
The Somali militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack. In September 2013, al-Shabab gunmen attacked the Westgate shopping center in Nairobi. At least 67 people were killed.
 
There has been a lot of talk about Kenya’s security, and corruption cases linked to government officials. President Kenyatta has taken a strong position against corruption. He has urged all government officials and individuals suspected in possible wrongdoing to step aside while investigations take place. At least four ministers have already done so.
 
Barrack Muluka is a political commentator. He believes Mr. Kenyatta and his deputy president, William Ruto, will have trouble celebrating their time in office after what happened at the university.

“Anniversaries are meant to be celebratory occasions when you come out with what we may want to call your brag sheet, your score card, and you don’t just talk about it -- you also mark it a bit of ‘oomph’ and ‘razzmatazz,’ which unfortunately they can’t do because of this season of mourning. And it’s a season of mourning which also exposes their soft underbelly with regard to insecurity.”
 
Some Kenyans say the criticism is unfair. Manoah Espisu is a spokesman for the government. He wants people to change their way of thinking when it comes to terror attacks.
 
“Our nation is at war. It’s a fact that we have to live with. This country is at war. When you are at war, the same rules don’t apply and if we are at war, we need our mentality to be slightly different than it is. It’s not always about us -- you’ve got to factor in your enemy.”
 
Investigators are working to learn more about the four gunmen involved in the Garissa University attack. One of them was the son of a chief in Kenya’s Mandera County. The attacker had graduated from law school.
 
Grace Mageka is a member of Peace Ambassador Kenya. She says she cannot understand why such a well-educated young man could take part in such an attack.
 
“This is something the government needs to look out to find out what was happening. But the whole thing, it made us to be alert. We have to walk with our heads up.”
 
Kenyan officials say they are doing everything possible to protect citizens from al-Shabab. On Wednesday, officials announced action against financial businesses, rights activists and individuals suspected of having supported the activities of the militant group. The government said it was blocking their use of money held in bank accounts. The action affected 13 Somali money transfer companies. Their operating permits were cancelled and bank accounts suspended.
 
In a statement, an American-based rights group said the government’s list raises more questions than it answers. Human Rights Watch said those named have a right to openness and due process of law. The group noted steps taken against two rights groups: Muslims for Human Rights and Haki Africa. It said the measures raise concerns that the government is fighting critical voices and those who question the methods used to fight terrorism in Kenya.
 
And that’s In the News From VOA Learning English. I’m Christopher Jones-Cruise.

本文来源于普特论坛[report整理] SENEWS-2015-04-11


这里是美国之音慢速英语时事新闻。

本周是肯尼亚总统乌胡鲁•肯雅塔执政两周年纪念日,然而周年纪念日当天,肯尼亚人民在哀悼丧生于加里萨镇恐怖袭击中的遇难者,武装人士残杀了加里萨大学的140余人,医务人员尚仍无法确认所有遇难者的身份。

有报道称仍有160多名学生下落不明。

索马里激进组织“青年党”宣布对此次袭击事件负责,2013年9月,“青年党”武装人士袭击了内罗毕的Westgate购物中心,至少67人丧生。

肯尼亚安全问题和与政府官员牵涉的贪污案件一直备受争议。总统肯雅塔对贪污持强硬态度。他要求所有政府官员和涉案人员在调查期间离职,至少已经有四名部长请辞。

政治评论员Barrack Muluka认为总统肯雅塔和副总统威廉 ∙ 卢托在加里萨大学发生恐怖袭击后要庆祝当权绝非易事。

“周年庆本该是一个欢庆的场合,在这一天他们发表所谓的“吹牛报表”和“成绩卡”,而不仅仅是平铺直叙,而是精彩激昂,但是遗憾的是因为正值哀悼期间,他们无法这样做。此外这次事件也暴露了他们的安全软肋。”

一些肯尼亚人称这样的批评有失偏颇,Manoah Espisu是政府发言人,他希望人们在提到恐怖袭击时改变一下思维。

“我们的国家身处战乱,这是我们不得不面对的事实,现在国家身处战乱,当你身处战乱中,便要另当别论了。如果我们身处战乱,我们需要改变思维方式。问题并不针对我们,我们需要将敌人也纳入考虑。”

调查人员正在深入调查加里萨大学袭击案件中的四名武装人士,其中一名是肯尼亚曼德拉县县长的儿子,且毕业于法律院校。

Grace Mageka是肯尼亚的和平大使,她表示无法理解为什么这样一位受过良好教育的年轻人要参与此次袭击。

“政府需要着手调查弄清到底是怎么回事,但是整件事让我们有所警醒,我们要保持警惕。”

肯尼亚官员称他们在竭尽所能保护市民不受“青年党”迫害,周三,官员宣布采取行动,抵制涉嫌支持该激进组织活动的金融企业、激进分子和个体。政府称已经冻结他们的银行账户,次举影响了13家索马里转账公司。他们的许可证也被迫取消,银行账户也被迫暂停。

在一份声明中,美国人权组织称肯尼亚政府所列名单引发的问题多过所回应的。人权观察组织称那些列入名单的组织有权公开信息,走法律程序。该组织特别强调了几项政府针对人权穆斯林和Haki Africa两大人权组织所采取的措施,并称这些措施使人担心政府是在打击批评声和质疑肯尼亚反恐措施的批评者。

以上就是美国之音慢速英语时事新闻。我是Christopher Jones-Cruise。



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