Calm returns to Kenyan region after ethnic violence
By James Shimanyula, Tuesday, March 11, 2014
NAIROBI – Calm prevailed in Nyakach constituency in Kenya's southwestern Nyanza region on Tuesday following days of ethnic clashes.
"Security personnel have contained the situation and set up a buffer zone," Pollynis Ochieng Anyango, a former lawmaker for Nyakach, told Anadolu Agency.
At least six people were killed and seven injured in three days of clashes between ethnic Kalenjin people and Luo tribesmen in the Rift Valley Province.
Emmanuel Owako, Assistant Secretary-General in-charge of Western Kenya region, said residents of Nyakach and Kericho in Rift Valley region who had sought refuge in safe far-flung areas have now started returning to their homes.
"We have supplied the returnees with blankets, mosquito nets, water containers and water purifiers," Owako told AA.
Kericho is home to members of the Kalenjin ethnic group while people of Nyakach belong to the Luo tribe.
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