Tana River

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 5th, 2013
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By Andrew Green Though the presidential race is getting most of the attention, when voters go to the polls today, they will be voting for more than an executive. They are also being asked to decide five additional races – member of parliament, senator, woman representative, county governor and county...
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Feb 24th, 2013
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From restive towns near the Somalia border to delta villages wracked by deadly ethnic strife, Kenya’s Tana River flows through hotspots that are threatening to explode with the March 4 polls. By Leela JACINTO in Kenya (text) The mighty Tana, Kenya’s longest river, makes its way from its highland sour...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 11th, 2013
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By Ben Rawlence ‘Never again!’ blared Kenya’s radio stations in the heady days of 2008, when the blood of the victims of the post-election violence was fresh on the streets and politicians scrambled to negotiate the coalition agreement. One of the centerpieces of that agreement was a new constitution...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 10th, 2013
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NAIROBI — “There are 10 dead and two critically wounded, with gunshot wounds, machete cuts and burns,” local Red Cross official Caleb Kilunde told AFP. The attack came a day after nine were killed in a raid. Violence in the region first erupted in August, pitting the Pokomo farming commun...
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Jan 9th, 2013
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NAIROBI — At least eight people were killed and several wounded in the latest outbreak of violence in the Tana River region of southeast Kenya, where scores died in clashes last year, the Kenyan Red Cross said Wednesday. Less than two months before Kenya holds general elections for the first time sin...
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Nov 6th, 2012
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By Nuur Mohamud Sheekh and Jason Mosley Despite heavy deployment of security personel in Tana River many lives have been lost in clashes. In Kenya, ahead of the 2013 elections, attention is turning to sources of tension that could fuel the kind of poll-related violence seen at the end of 2007 and in ...
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Sep 20th, 2012
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By Keith Somerville In the last six weeks there have been a number of violent clashes in areas of Kenya where the existing political, social and religious structures are contested or fail to meet the subsistence or security needs of the local populations. Many derive from long-lasting grievances, whi...
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Sep 11th, 2012
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NAIROBI — Tribesmen launched new attacks early Tuesday in Kenya’s southeastern Tana River area, torching houses and killing at least three police officers, police sources said. “Three people have been killed and six others have been wounded seriously,” a senior police officer told A...
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In East Africa
Sep 7th, 2012
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NAIROBI — Kenyan gunmen shot dead 11 people in a revenge attack following a massacre last month in which 52 people were killed in the remote southeastern Tana region, Red Cross officials said Friday. “Fresh attacks in Tana River have resulted in the death of 11 people, and left 10 injured and h...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 22nd, 2012
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At least 48 people have been killed in ethnic clashes in south-eastern Kenya, police say. The clashes in Tana River district, Coast Province, took place late on Tuesday between the Orma and Pokomo groups, the region’s police chief said. Most of the dead were women and children, many of whom wer...