“It is a very bad incident …. [The dead] include 31 women, 11 children and six men,” said Joseph Kitur, regional deputy police chief of the rural Tana River district where the violence took place.
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“There have been problems simmering for a while … About 10 days ago three Pokomo were killed by the Orma community,” said Mungatana. “In revenge, the Orma raided villages occupied by the Pokomo and burnt down more than 100 houses. Now the Pokomo have once again revenged by killing about 50 people. These are purely revenge attacks.”