Thursday, 3 January 2008

Fleeing Kenyans entering Tanzania

From IPP Media, Dar es Salaam
By Rose Mwalongo

The government yesterday confirmed reports that scores of Kenyans fleeing post-election violence in their country were crossing over into Tanzania.

Public Safety and Security minister Harith Bakari Mwapachu said in an interview with this paper in Dar es Salaam that dozens of Kenyans have been crossing the border separating the two countries since the violence erupted at the end of last week.

He said some of those on the run following the political unrest, mainly blamed on the widely disputed results of last Thursday`s general election that saw President Mwai Kibaki controversially declared the winner and swiftly sworn in, streamed in through Mara, Kilimanjaro and Tanga regions.

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