10 people have been killed and several wounded in a retaliatory dawn raid on Thursday in the Tana River delta region of southeast Kenya.The attack came a day after nine people were killed in a raid ,according to the Red cross .
“There are 10 dead and two critically wounded, with gunshot wounds, machete cuts and burns,” local Red Cross official Caleb Kilunde told AFP.
Violence in the region first erupted in August, pitting the Pokomo farming community against their Orma pastoralist neighbours and leading to a series of vicious reprisal killings and attacks that left more than 150 people dead.
Regional police chief Aggrey Adoli confirmed the renewed violence, admitting that there was “a problem in the area”, and that tensions were high.
Thursday’s attacks on the Pokomo village of Kibusu, which also left 19 homes burnt, follows a dawn attack on Wednesday by over 100 raiders on the Orma village of Nduru, in which nine people died,France 24 news said