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12 Oct 2018 | 08:56 PM UTC

Kenya: At least two killed in intercommunal clashes in West Pokot Oct. 11

Kenya News Alert

Violent intercommunal clashes break out in West Pokot on October 11; at least two people killed

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/12/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/19/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Nairobi). COUNTRY/REGION West Pokot county

Event

Violent clashes broke out in the village of Chemisto (West Pokot county) on the afternoon (local time) of Thursday, October 11. At least two people were killed in the clashes. Additional clashes are possible in the coming days.  

Advice

Individuals in West Pokot county are advised to monitor the situation, remain vigilant for signs of intercommunal unrest, avoid any related demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

On a separate note, due to the significant terrorist threat and other security concerns, many Western governments advise against travel to a number of regions in the country, including areas bordering Somalia (i.e. parts of Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, and Lamu counties), Ethiopia, and South Sudan, as well as nonessential travel to the city of Mombasa. Several Nairobi neighborhoods, including Eastleigh and Pangani, are also best avoided.

 

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