Shadowy raiders ransacked violent hotspots in Kenya last night indicating an increase in the violence in the country that comes around every general election. The interclan violence in Kenya has always been present but in the wake of the recent Mt. Elgon skirmish the government has been stepping up its security forces. Whole villages were torched and seven people were killed, including a 70-year-old man and a woman holding a baby. Much of the violence in the region is caused by the Mungiki, a mysterious militia group vying for power in the upcoming elections. Most think the attacks were politically motivated as Munguki raiders burned ID’s and Voter’s Cards.
7 Die in Raids in Kenya19 04 2007