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Kenya: Rapid reaction to violence in Nairobi

16-10-1997 News Release 97/41

On Friday 10 October clashes broke out in the eastern part of the Kenyan capital Nairobi between an opposition faction and police units. With 18 volunteers and six vehicles, Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) teams immediately went into action to help people caught in the violence. Thirty people received treatment on the spot.

Alex Munai, the KRCS director of programmes, declared: " Our first-aiders received full cooperation from both sides and were not in any way hindered in their efforts to tend the wounded " .