The clashes in Tana River district, Coast Province, took place late on Tuesday between the Orma and Pokomo groups, the region's police chief said.If only those women and children would stop clashing. They're as bad as Egyptian Christians.
Most of the dead were women and children, many of whom were hacked to death with machetes, he said.
The clash is the worst single incident since violence rocked the country after disputed polls four years ago.
Regional deputy police chief Joseph Kitur told AFP news agency that those killed were either hacked to death or burned alive when their huts were set alight.
Is "massacre" reserved for the actions of colonialists?