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Red Cross: 16 killed in tribal violence in Kenya

June 23, 2013 GMT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s Red Cross says that at least 16 people were killed and more than 20 wounded in Kenya’s north during inter-clan clashes.

The violence on Sunday took place in Mandera County at a camp that hosts internally displaced people. Violence has been ongoing for three days between ethnic Somali clans.

Adan Keynan, a member of parliament, said the government must send more police to stem the violence.

A police officer blamed the violence on politics. One clan feels it was left out of elective posts after Kenya’s March election.