Kenya: tribal conflict leaves 38 dead

The clashes arose over pasture land for cattle on Friday around the Tana River district in south-eastern Kenya. This conflict has continued for months, resulting in 38 deaths since the beginning of the year. The most recent wave of conflicts left seventeen people dead last Monday and twenty-one on Thursday. The victims were either hacked to death with machetes or shot.

The tribes involved are the Pokomo (traditional nomadic farmers) and the Orma (sedentary farmers). Police sources in Mombassa state that attempts are being made at reconciliation between the two groups.


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