The government has sent the acting Internal security minister Yusuf Haji and commissioner of Police Mathew Iteere to Tana Delta to quell growing tensions in the area. Three more people were killed this morning in Sembikaro and Nduru villages following yesterday's bloody attacks which left some 38 people including nine police officers dead.
The two are expected to hold rallies in the area together and meet with the local leaders as part of efforts to tame the violence that has so far claimed more than 100 people in less than a month.
It will be the first time that Haji who is the MP for neighbouring Ijara constituency will be visiting the area. The weeks' death toll now stand at 41. Meanwhile, President Kibaki yesterday directed security organs to impose a curfew on the area in a bid to curb the violence. Local political leaders have however asked the government to consider deploying the army to deal with the growing insecurity in the area.