12 killed as farmers clash with herders in Kenya


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Fighting between cattle herders and farmers over land and water has led to the killing of 12 people, the Kenya Red Cross Society said yesterday.

The two communities in the Tana River Delta periodically clash over resources but this incident may also have been politically instigated, according to the Red Cross, as Kenya goes to the polls in six months.

More than 200 people have died since January in clashes that follow the pattern of pre-election violence that Kenya has suffered in most elections since the early 1990s.