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Tana River County is a county in the former Coast Province, Kenya. It is named after the Tana River.
It has an area of 38,437 square kilometres and a population of 315,943 according to the 2019 census. The major ethnic groups are Pokomo, many of whom are farmers, and the Orma who are herders.
The county is generally dry and prone to drought and perennial flooding caused by heavy rainfall upstream.

Casualties Statistics- According to the Kenya Recross as at 12th Sep 2012

Month-2012

Village

Casualties

        Property lost

              Deaths

House

Cattle

Goat

Male

Female

Child

Aug

2

29

88

258

0

8

35

13

Sep

7

20

580

200

600

43

18

9

Total

9

49

668

458

600

51

53

22

Between August 2012 and January 2013, a series of ethnic clashes between the Orma (herders) and Pokomo(farmers) resulted in the death of hundreds, leaving many with injuries and thousands displaced in what was referred to as the worst violent incident in Kenya since 2007.

Members of Kenya Redcross carrying the body of the slain man in Kibusu Tana River County on January 10th 2013.

 

 Photo credit – By Reuters/ Siegfried Modola

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Caritas House Garsen, Tana River County, P.O Box 147-80201 Garsen

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Name of Beneficiary: Amani Center
Bank Name: Equity Bank Kenya Limited
Bank Address in branch: FN Center Lamu Road- 045
City: Malindi
Swift code:     EQBLKENA
Bank Account Number: 0450 2787 08642

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