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Kenyan militiamen killed

afrol News, 6 March - Kenyan police have continued their crackdown on suspected members of Saboat Land Defence Force (SLDF) accused of killing 15 people as well as touching several houses in western Kenya on Monday.

Using helicopters and trucks, the police searched for members of the SLDF militia in the forests of Trans Nzoia and Mount Elgon districts. The group had been rebelling against the government's settlement scheme, which according to them evicted the minority Sabaot tribes from their ancestral land.

Police have confirmed the killing of two suspected militiamen and arrest of dozen others in the troubled region.

Kenyan police have vowed to crush all criminals bent on derailing the country's peace and stability.

The police raid has come shortly after Kenya's political leaders agreed to establish a power-sharing government after a deadlock over the results of December presidential polls, amid political and ethnic violence.

Apart from claiming the lives of more than 1,000 people and displacing hundreds of thousands, the post electoral unrests had also taken a great toll on the economy.

The tense mediation involving the two sides was led by the former UN chief Kofi Annan who had been in Kenya since 22 January.

Both President Kibaki and the leader of opposition Orange Democratic Movement Raila Odinga have expressed commitment to the full implementation of the power-sharing agreement. Under the agreement, the post of Prime Minister will be created for Mr Odinga.


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