Kenya’s efforts to curb deadly inter-clan clashes in the eastern Tana River area and track down the perpetrators is being undermined by the sluggish pace of police reforms, Inspector General David Kimaiyo said.
Kenyan police fired tear gas at rioters and a grenade blast wounded an officer in the port city of Mombasa in the second day of unrest since the killing of a Muslim cleric under U.S. and UN sanctions, police said.
Kenya, in planning for a constitutional referendum on Aug. 4, will deploy as many as 15,000 security personnel to the Rift Valley where some of the worst fighting happened during post-election violence in 2008, the Daily Nation said, citing police spokesman Eric Kiraithe .
Erick Kioko says it would take a miracle for his three attackers to face punishment for hacking off his left arm with a machete during the ethnic violence that followed Kenya’s disputed presidential election four years ago.
Kenyan police arrested 346 foreigners in the capital, Nairobi, in a crackdown on people suspected to have entered the East African nation illegally, the Daily Nation said, citing Provincial Police Officer Anthony Kibuchi.
The elderly, disabled French woman abducted by gunmen on the northern coast of Kenya yesterday has been identified as Marie Dedieu, 66, Kenya’s Sunday Nation reported, citing Tourism Minister Najib Balala.