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.

 

Obama condemns deadly violence

23 December 2012, 09:52

Honolulu - President Barack Obama is condemning violence in Kenya that left at least 39 people dead in renewed fighting between farming and herding communities that have a history of violent animosity.

The White House says in a statement that Obama urges the Kenyan government and police, along with leaders from the Orma and Pokomo communities, to end a deadly cycle of conflict.

At least 39 people were killed early Friday when farmers from the Pokomo tribe raided an Orma village of cattle herders in southeastern Kenya. The violence appears to be driven by competition for water, pasture and other resources in the Tana River Delta.

The Obama administration is calling on all sides to intensify peace efforts in the region and says those responsible for the attack should be held accountable.


- SAPA

NEXT ON NEWS24 KENYAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Kenya Nights to host free dance p...

Kenya Nights will host a free dance party in Nairobi. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
2017 polls will be a landslide wi...

An MP says that the 2017 General Elections will be a landslide win for President Uhuru Kenyatta. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Kenya heading for war in 2017, Go...

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has criticized the protests over the IEBC by the CORD Coalition calling them disruptive. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Why Uhuru is re-opening PanPaper

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced a KES 6 billion re-opening of the PanPaper factory in Webuye Western Kenya. Not all though see the move as straightforward. Read more...

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Gospel musician turns down Groove...

A gospel musician has turned down her Groove Awards nomination. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Raila looking for new running mat...

Is CORD leader Rail Odinga looking for a new running mate? It seems he is. Read more...