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Kenyan talks suspended after killing of second opposition MP

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Kenyan talks suspended after killing of second opposition MP


A second opposition member of parliament has been killed in Kenya. It has sparked fresh protests and interrupted talks aimed at ending more than a month of violence. MP David Kimutai Too and a woman were both gunned down in the town of Eldoret in what police have called a “crime of passion”. A police officer has been arrested for the shooting, which the opposition says was a political assassination.

Following the attack, the second killing of an opposition MP in less than a week, Kenya’s feuding political parties postponed their second day of talks, brokered by former UN chief Kofi Annan. He has been trying to mediate an end to the crisis, sparked by a disputed presidential election in December. It has left more than 850 people dead.

The unrest has lifted the lid off decades-old divisions between communities over land, wealth and power, dating back to British colonial rule.

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