At least 28 killed in renewed Tana clash

At least 28 people have been killed in renewed clashes at Tana River after raiders attacked Kipao village on Friday dawn.

Tana River County Commissioner Yusuf Rotich confirmed the death toll.

He said 19 people from the Orma community and nine people believed to be Pokomo raiders were killed during the attacks.

However, Kenya Red Cross (KRCS) has confirmed 30 deaths of five children, five women, 10 men and 10 attackers.

KRCS also says over 30 people were seriously injured and at least 45 houses burnt. KRCS also said critical casualties will be airlifted for more specialised attention.

However the body count could be higher as villagers told Nation that more bodies have been found by search teams combing bushes around the village.

The General Service Unit (GSU) personnel who have been camping in parts of the Tana Delta when first wave of clashes broke out in August have moved into the area and were tracking the raiders and recovering the bodies.

Source:http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/1648922/-/x8wukhz/-/index.html

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