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12 killed in Kenya ethnic clashes

  • Twelve people have been killed in renewed ethnic clashes in south eastern Kenya.

    Officials said armed raiders set fire to houses overnight on Friday in the Tana River area of Coast Province.

    According to local residents, the attackers were wearing military uniforms and carrying "sophisticated weapons".

    Last month, 52 were killed in clashes between the Orma and Pokomo communities in the same region.

    The two communities have a long history of conflict over access to land and water.

    The Pokomo are predominantly farmers while the Orma are semi-nomadic cattle-herders.