KENYA: Insecurity, transport stoppage deepens crisis in northeast town

Thursday, November 27, 2008
MANDERA Thursday, October 23, 2008 (IRIN) - An upsurge in insecurity in the northeastern region of Mandera has paralysed transport and led to the imposition of a curfew, worsening the situation for residents already affected by floods and extreme food shortages. "The situation is getting from bad to worse and a curfew has been imposed," Titus Mung'ou, Kenya Red Cross Communication Officer, told IRIN on 22 October. At least three people were killed, 300 displaced and some 31 houses burned on 21...