Official: Deadly clashes in northern Kenya

Save Story
Leer en espaƱol

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - A Kenyan official says several people have been killed and injured in fighting between rival ethnic groups in the country's north.

Marsabit county governor Ukur Yatani said there were "many casualties" but could not immediately provide an exact toll of Saturday's violence.

Calls to a local Red Cross official seeking confirmation were not immediately returned.

Yatani says the ongoing clashes in and around Moyale town between the heavily armed groups have claimed at least an estimated 100 lives over the past four months.

Vast areas of northern Kenya along the porous borders with Ethiopia and Somalia are poorly policed, facilitating weapons smuggling and movement of militants.

Kenya's government said earlier this week it was deploying some military forces to the area to quell the violence.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Most recent World stories

Related topics



Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast