Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Eastleigh riots

19 November 2012, 15:52

Nairobi - Police in Eastleigh have fired bullets into the air and tear gas into the streets to stop two groups from clashing one day after an improvised explosive device ripped through a bus and killed seven people.

Alfred Mutua, a witness to Monday's clashes in Eastleigh, said people are angry at ethnic Somalis, whom many Kenyans broadly blame for a series of grenade and explosive device attacks in Kenya over the last year. Mutua said others are trying to take advantage of the chaos by looting shops.

The Somali militant group al-Shabaab has vowed large-scale attacks in Nairobi after Kenya sent military forces into Somalia last year. A series of explosive attacks over the last year have killed and wounded dozens, raising ethnic tensions.

- AP

NEXT ON NEWS24 KENYAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Wekesa Wa Kisika
Mutunga criticizes MPs for cuttin...

Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has accused the National Assembly of allocating inadequate funds to Judiciary making it hard for the judicial institution to perform its constitutional duties. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Rioters break, loot racist Chines...

Rioters broke into and looted the controversial Chinese restaurant that has been accused of locking out black people in Nairobi. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
4 things to consider when dating ...

Who would not want to date a rich man...... but.. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Ruto should also resign, Governor...

Deputy President William Ruto must also resign from office if Governors are to do so, the County chiefs have stated. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Why are women rebellious?

Men despise the rebellious woman, but why? Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Kidero orders Sonko Rescue Team v...

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has ordered the impounding of vehicles used by the controversial Sonko Rescue Team. Read more...