Pokomo


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a Bantu language spoken in the Kenyan coastal areas of East Africa

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The government's inability to contain what has rightly been identified as politically instigated inter-communal clashes between the delta's three main communities, in the Orma, Pokomo and Wardei "pastoralist versus farmers" dispute, remains a mystery.
Frustrations over the opaque nature of land acquisitions have intensified at the community level, stirring deadly inter-communal clashes between the Orma, Pokomos and Wardeis, claiming over 2,000 deaths in the last 23 years.
Thursday's attacks on the Pokomo village of Kibusu, which also left 19 homes burnt, follows a dawn attack on Wednesday by over 100 raiders on the Orma village of Nduru, in which nine people died.
En decembre, une attaque, dans la meme region, entre Orma - essentiellement des eleveurs - et Pokomo - majoritairement des agriculteurs - avait fait au moins 45 morts.
At least 110 people were killed in clashes between the Pokomo and Orma in August and September.
Fighting started after 200 Pokomo raided an Orma village and burnt down all the homes, villager Said Mgeni said.
This is where the Pokomo people, a minority ethnic group of about 50,000 people, live.
Confirming the incident, Coast Provincial Police Officer Aggrey Adoli said that 19 houses were torched during the raid that is said to have been sparked by the orma community members on a pokomo village in the tana delta region.
Le nombre total de personnes tuees dans ces attaques est de 28", a declare a l'AFP Antony Kamitu, chef des forces speciales de la police deployees dans la zone depuis les tueries de l'ete entre tribus Orma et Pokomo.
The recent violence in the region has pitted the Pokomo, a farming community, against their Orma pastoralist neighbours.
Settled Pokomo farmers and semi-nomadic Orma pastoralists have clashed intermittently for years over access to grazing, farmland and water in the coastal region.
The latest disturbance -- in the Tana River district of the Coast Province -- was reportedly sparked by a conflict over cattle grazing rights and pitted the Orma people against their rivals, the Pokomo.
Kitur, dans le district rural de Tana River par des hommes Pokomo contre des villageois Orma, deux communautes rivales depuis des annees, est l'attaque a caractere ethnique la plus meurtriere au Kenya depuis les violences post-electorales de fin 2007 et debut 2008.
Three men, three women and five children were killed in the attack in what was known to be a retaliatory attack against the Pokomo community by the Orma community stated the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation.
Fighting in the Tana River region between two rival ethnic groups, the Pokomo and the Orma has resulted in deaths of over one hundred people.