6 killed in Kenya tribal clash
05 January 2012, 11:07
Nairobi - At six people, including three children,
were killed in a tribal clash in northeast Kenya near the Ethiopian
border, officials said on Wednesday.
The region is regularly
plagued by violence between nomadic groups who compete for scarce
economic resources such as water and grazing land.
"The number of
people dead is six, three children and three adults," after the clash
in Moyale disctrict, said local official Isaiah Nakoru.
Another local councillor, Mohamednur Korme, said the toll was even higher.
dead and three injured are at Moyale hospital, but the number may
change due to inaccessibility at the moment," said Korme.
resident Bonaya Boru told AFP: "Many have been displaced and we are
worried." He added that local school children would stay home for now.
resident, who only identified himself as Mr Godana, said: "We are
living in fear. You don't know whom to trust because the tribal
bitterness is all over the neighbourhood."