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Mandera skirmishes a spillover from Ethiopia, says DIG Kaindi

In Summary

  • Deputy Inspector General of Police Grace Kaindi said no local politician had been linked to the conflict.
  • She said that a contingent of security officers has been deployed to contain the situation.
  • Ms Kaindi added that security forces had acted quickly to contain renewed clashes on Tuesday.
  • She dismissed claims that the police did not respond quickly when the fighting started in Rhamu over the weekend.

By GALGALO BOCHA

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Claims of political control by clan fuel conflict in Mandera

In Summary

  • For years, the two clans have fought over political dominance and control of resources in Mandera County.
  • Claims that the Garres displaced from Wajir were slowly settling in Rhamu have been a concern among the Degodias.

By MUCHEMI WACHIRA

Tension between rival clans in Rhamu, Mandera County has been building up since June, due to claims that one group was resettling in the town.

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Suspect killed, 8 arrested over Mandera clashes as calm returns

One suspect has been killed and eight others arrested in connection with the recent fighting between the Degodia and Garre communities in Mandera, County Commissioner Alex Ole Nkoyo has said.

In an interview with Nation.co.ke, Mr Nkoyo also put the number of people who have died as a result of the conflict that started last Friday at three, including the suspect who was shot by the military after he refused to surrender.

The suspect was found with an AK-47 rifle with 28 rounds of ammunition, Mr Nkoyo said by phone.

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AIDS control agency targets drug users in new HIV prevention plan

In Summary

  • Nascop will supply a total of 22,500 bottles of Methadone syrup to people who inject heroin as a measure to help them through rehabilitation.
  • Injectable Drug Users have been identified by the National AIDS Control Council as one of the key populations to be targeted in the fight against HIV.

By NATION REPORTER

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Two more killed in Mandera clashes

In Summary

  • Some 300 people fled their homes and sought refuge at Rhamu Police Station and at the sub-county headquarters.
  • Police said armed members of the Garre and Degodia communities engaged security officers in a fierce gun battle on Sunday before fleeing the town.

By NATION TEAM

At least two people were killed and 43 others injured as fighting between two clans in Mandera County continued for the second day on Monday.