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In pictures: Escaping Naivasha mob

Kikuyu men jostling 28/1/08

There have been further ethnic clashes in the town of Naivasha in western Kenya - a popular tourist venue, famous for its spectacular lake.

A Kikuyu man points out Luos to his friends 28/1/08

Mobs of Kikuyu men squared up against residents from the rival Luo ethnic group.

Mob pushing woman around 28/1/08

Whenever they spotted a Luo person, like this woman trying to flee with her meagre possessions, they intervened.

Kikuyu men grab at Luo woman

Women were jostled and jeered by the mob, some of whom were armed with machetes. The crowd only moved back when police fired warning shots.

Policeman giving women directions

Frightened Luo residents took refuge at the local police station, seeking protection and news of loved ones not accounted for.

Man walking with child, escorted by police

Just a handful of police were on hand to escort those trying to leave.

Luo man climbing onto bus watched by mob 28/1/08

The Luos clambered onto a bus under the gaze of the Kikuyus further down the street.

Police removing barricades

Police hastily removed barricades which dotted the route out of the town.

Luo people sitting in bus 28/1/08

The bus carrying the frightened Luo residents to safety was supplied by the prisons department.

Police standing near bus 28/1/08

Police provided the bus with an armed guard as it made its way out of the town.

Man looking through barred bus window 28/1/08

A man takes a last look at his home through the barred window of the prison bus.





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