BY MWANAHABARI REPORTER
A distraught mayor of Bucha, Mr Anatoliy Fedoruk, used a Swahili word to describe the alleged murders of civilians in Bucha town, in Ukraine.
He said the following as quoted in CNN:
“We get the impression that the Russian occupiers have got the green light from Putin and Shoigu, the Russian Defence Minister, to have a safari in Ukraine, and they weren’t able to take Kyiv, so they vented their frustration on Bucha and the surrounding areas,” added Fedoruk.
The word Safari is a Swahili word that has gained universal usage – and refers to a leisure travel, or expedition for hunting, exploration, or investigation, especially in eastern Africa.
The word has its roots from arabic word safar.
According to reports, about 3,000 people stayed in the town of Bucha even as others fled the Russians.
The town which has 500,000 people was a battleground – with the Ukrainian government now accusing Russian forces of killing civilians and leaving their bodies littering the streets – or buried in shallow mass graves.
According to Mayor Fedoruk, children and teenagers were victims despite posing “no threat” to the Russian troops.
“It was impossible not to see that they were children, not to see that a mother is carrying a child,” Fedoruk told CNN.