Practice Relating to Rule 52. Pillage
Kenya’s LOAC Manual (1997) orders troops to “respect other people’s property. Looting is prohibited.”
Likewise, the manual states: “It is forbidden … to commit pillage, even if the town or place concerned is taken by assault.”
Kenya’s Armed Forces Act (1968) punishes anyone who steals property left exposed or unprotected, or steals enemy equipment for personal use.