independent

Friday 18 April 2014

Ten die during Kenya clashes

A British Army Paratrooper (R) instructs Kenyan rangers during a training course against poaching and logging near Nanyuki town, some 200 km (124 miles) north of the capital Nairobi, December 5, 2013. To help in the fight against poaching, British Army paratroopers provided patrolling and field training to members of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Kenya Forest Service (KFS), and Mount Kenya Trust (MKT) at the foot of Mount Kenya. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu (KENYA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT CRIME LAW)
A British Army Paratrooper (R) instructs Kenyan rangers during a training course against poaching and logging near Nanyuki town, some 200 km (124 miles) north of the capital Nairobi, December 5, 2013. To help in the fight against poaching, British Army paratroopers provided patrolling and field training to members of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Kenya Forest Service (KFS), and Mount Kenya Trust (MKT) at the foot of Mount Kenya. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu (KENYA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT CRIME LAW)

MORE than 10 people were killed yesterday in fighting in northern Kenya where troops have been sent to stop a week of violence between rival ethnic groups that has sent thousands fleeing into Ethiopia.

Rural communities in northern Kenya have long clashed over the control of valuable grazing land, but the fighting in the region has marked an escalation in tension.

Residents say politicians in the region, 800km from Nairobi, are using clan militias to jostle for power in new local administrations and to settle old scores.

Also in this Section

Classifieds

CarsIreland

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet, chat and connect with
singles in your area

Independent Shopping.ie

Meet Singles Now

Findajob

Apps

Now available on

Independent.ie on Twitter

More

Most Read

Independent Gallery

Your photos

Send us your weather photos promo

Celebrity News