Kenya Suffers More Killing
Posted on Jan 28, 2008
The death toll in Kenya has risen to roughly 800 as violence and rioting continue following a disputed and ethnically charged election. The two candidates in that contest refuse to come to agreement, and some of their supporters have formed gangs along tribal and clan lines.
The BBC’s Adam Mynott in Nairobi says Naivasha, which witnessed brutal scenes on Sunday, is once again a battleground between rival ethnic communities.
Here, many of the attacks are said to have been carried out by Kikuyu clan members in retaliation for earlier attacks.
In one of Sunday’s worst incidents, 19 Luo people were burned to death in a house they sought refuge in, after being chased through a slum by a gang of Kikuyus, police said.