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4 January 2002

East African Standard (Nairobi)

When several hundred young men from the Pokot ethnic group, armed with a motley of small arms, violently attacked neighbouring Marakwet villages in March 2001 and left 47 people dead, stole hundreds of livestock and burned an estimated 300 homes, the official belief was that the attack was part of the traditional practice of inter-community raids. A similar attack had occurred in 1999 at Kalemnog orok market in Turkana District. Up to 1,000 young men, presumably Pokot,... (

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