Kenya tribal violence kills 28 - police

2012-12-21 12:08


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Nairobi - At least 28 people were killed on Friday in an attack on a village in southeast Kenya, where deadly tribal violence erupted last summer, police said.

"The total number of people dead in these attacks are 28," Anthony Kamitu, head of special police forces in the region, told AFP.

"The raids occurred at night, 19 of those dead are members of one of the communities here, while the nine others are attackers from the other community who were shot dead in the confrontation," he added.

According to police sources, the raid took place in Kipao village and "unleashed terror" on the inhabitants.

In August and September more than 100 people were killed in violence between rival communities living along the Tana river - the Orma who are herders and the Pokomo who are mainly farmers.

Tensions between the two communities have resurfaced in the past few days during a disarmament operation.

"There has been tension in the last two days over an order to have communities surrender arms, some were feeling the government was lenient on one side," a police source said.


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