Kenya: Army Deploys In Mandera Over Ethnic Clashes

site geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>At least two people were on Friday confirmed dead in an ongoing clan clash in Rhamu –Mandera.

thumb geneva;”>The clashes, which began yesterday at around 6.30am, have seen at least eight hours of non-stop bloody battle and have grown more intense with no indication of when it will come to a halt.

The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) said it had responded to the conflict and transferred five casualties to the Mandera District Hospital, although they had initially taken them to the Rhamu Hospital.

“So far unknown numbers of civilians have been displaced and have moved to the DC’s office, the Mandera Police Station and to Sala town,” said KRCS.


Kenya Vice President William Ruto on Saturday said the military had been deployed in Mandera to “disarm local and foreign militia terrorising residents.”

He further added that Kenya is working closely with Ethiopia to secure the border area.

Ruto also held a meeting with top security officials and affected residents.

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