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Homes destroyed after riots between ethnic groups in Kenya

Published 20/01/2008

Several homes in Nairobi's Mathare slum have been set ablaze during several hours of running battles between Kenya's Kikuyu and Luo ethnic groups.

President Kibaki belongs to the Kikuyu , Kenya's largest ethnic group, while opposition leader Odinga belongs to the Luo.

Residents have reported hearing police gunfire during the night however emergency services have not reported any injuries.

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