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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

One killed in community clash in Tana River

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A clash between two communities in Tana North Sub County in Tana River has left one person dead with scores injured.

Already security forces being dispatched to the area.

Eye witnesses say that Hassan Mulisho succumbed to injuries allegedly caused by a bullet shot at him during the conflict and was later buried on Monday evening at Madogo Muslim cemetery.

Bura OCPD Patrick Mwangangi said that tension continued to intensify in parts of Konoramada, Madogo town and Garsoda villages where several houses have reportedly been burnt.

“There has been a lot of tension but we have arrested the situation and are currently on high alert. The cause of violence is yet to be ascertained,” he said.

Sources revealed that many livestock are missing from a Garsoda manyatta, with some schools around the affected areas have been closed, with parents now moving their children away from the centre of the conflict.

Tana River County Commissioner Mbogai Rioba said the situation is under control, with more security agencies having been dispatched for reinforcement after locals proved hostile for the few General Service Unit (GSU) officers who were manning the situation earlier.

The Coast Regional Commissioner is expected to tour the area in an effort meant to restore normality.

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