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Kenya Investigates Airport Security Breach


Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has ordered an inquiry into a major security breach at his country's main airport.

Mr. Kibaki ordered the investigation Tuesday, one day after suspending the country's chief police investigator, Joseph Kamau, and 10 other officials.

The breach involved two Armenian men who drew pistols on customs officials when asked to open their luggage at the airport last Thursday.

The men, known as the Artur brothers, were deported without being charged, prompting accusations that they had government protection.

Opposition lawmakers say the Armenians led a controversial police raid on Kenya's Standard Media Group in March.

The British government has issued a protest note demanding an explanation for the airport incident. Britain says it has concerns about the airport's security.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.