Foreign Office Minister responds to Kenyan tribal violence

Published on Friday, 24 August 2012 11:01
Posted by Vicki Mitchem

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt said it is important that he underlying grievances that result in these kinds of incidents are properly addressed after clashes left more than 50 people dead.

The clashes were over water and grazing rights. Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt said:

"The UK was shocked to hear of the recent clashes in Kenya's Coast Province that have left so many dead and injured, including women and children. My thoughts and condolences go out to the families and friends of all those affected. It is important that the underlying grievances that result in these kinds of incidents are properly addressed, and we will continue to support the Kenyan government in doing so.

"We welcome the Kenyan authorities' commitment to arrest and prosecute those responsible for these tragic events. We will look with interest to the conclusions of the recently announced Commission of Inquiry into this."

Source: FCO

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