Ethnic Somalis Blamed for Kenyan Bus Bombing

Police attempt to halt faction battles


Police fired tear gas to disperse Kenyans who attacked ethnic Somalis in a Somali-dominated district of the capital on Monday following a weekend bomb attack.

A crowd threw stones and broke into Somali homes and shops in anger at Sunday's attack on a minibus which killed at least nine people in Nairobi's "Little Mogadishu" district.

Ethnic Somalis, some armed with machetes, hurled rocks at their attackers, who responded with sling shots and stones. Paramilitary police fired volleys of teargas as they tried to prise the battling factions apart.