MANDERA, Kenya, March 29 — At least six people were killed and others injured in a suspected militia attack in Kenya’s northeast Mandera county near the Ethiopian border, officials said.
North Eastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh confirmed the incident in Banisa village, saying most of the victims come from Degodia clan which has been having disputes with Garre community.
“There is fighting between Garre and Degodia communities in the area but we have sent police to quell the situation,” Saleh said.
Local residents said the assailants were revenging the killing of two men inside Ethiopia.
Both Garre and Degodia have communal presence and have sophisticated armed militia in Ethiopia who has been used in clan fighting in the region.
The two warring clans of Degodia and Garre have over the years been fighting for supremacy and control of the county something that has degenerated into clashes.