Africa Map

African Press Agency

African Press Agency Logo
   

 Home
 Culture/Media/IT
 News
 Environment/Natural Resources
 Events
 Religion/Civilisation
 Business/Finance
 Global Conflicts/Terrorism
 Features
 Sports
 Science & Tech
 Economic & Social Development
 Energy/Mining
 Country Profile
 Useful Links
 Contact us

Global Conflicts/Terrorism

Mass graves found in Kenya's Delta regionBack
[Published: Wednesday September 19 2012]

Mass graves found in Kenya's Delta region

Nairobi, 19 Sep - (ANA) - Two mass graves have been discovered in Kenya's coastal Tana Delta region. The number and identities of the bodies in the graves are unknown, police say. A court order to exhume the bodies has been requested. More than 100 people have been killed in clashes in the area in the past month between farmers and cattle herders over land and water. There are accusations that politicians have incited the violence ahead of elections next March. The long-running conflict is between the Pokomo people - mostly farmers growing cash crops by the Tana River - and the Orma, semi-nomadic cattle herders. But investors, both Kenyan and foreign, have been acquiring leases on vast tracts of land in the region for the purposes of large-scale cultivation of food and biofuel crops, correspondents say. says the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse in Kenya. Getting elected to office can mean gaining control of such lucrative deals, our correspondent says. There are concerns that as Kenya approaches elections next March, that competition could lead to more of the widespread violence seen after the last poll in December 2007. The graves were discovered in the village of Kilelengwani, which has been at the centre of the recent violence. (ANA)
FA/ANA/19 September 2012---------

 

North South News website

Advertise banner

News icon Washington/Putin
News icon France/Honour
News icon Trump/Russia
News icon Israel/Syria
News icon US/EU
News icon Obama/Kenya
News icon Italy/Migrants
News icon China/Growth
News icon Trump/Russia
News icon PARIS/WORLD CUP

AFRICAN PRESS AGENCY Copyright © 2005 - 2007