20 Killed In Fresh Kenya Ethnic Clashes


seek geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Kenya media quoted police officials as putting the death toll at 20 but latest reports indicate that 30 people lost their lives and property worth millions of Kenya shillings in the latest escalation of tribal clashes in the cattle keeping areas.

Wajir County has from May 13, 2014 faced inter-ethnic clashes between the Degodia and Garre communities along border areas of Mandera and Wajir counties that has left over 60 people killed, 23 injured and 12,140 households displaced.

According to Kenya Red Cross Society, the clashes have directly affected 10 locations in Tarbaj District and caused an influx of displaced persons.

The two hostile clans are fighting over a small area known as Kulani as called by the Gares’ and Gunani by the Degodias’.

Security sources who declined to be named told Daily Nation that the fight started at 7.30 am and continued to midday, leaving human death and destruction of property and livestock worth millions of shillings.

Gares’ are said to be furious about moving Kulani polling station from Mandera West constituency to Tarbaj constituency -10 kilometers interior Wajir county.

But on the other hand Degodias’ maintain that Gunani is their birth place and they will not secede an inch to any group or county.

Two days ago two university students were killed in Mandera by suspected Gare militia. The two are said to be waylaid while returning from their farm in Rhamu.


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