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Kenyatta vows to punish ambushers as toll rises to 22

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses a joint press conference in Nairobi on October 29, 2014Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Sunday vowed to punish those behind a deadly weekend ambush in a restive northern region that killed 20 police officers and two civilians. Saturday’s attack took place during a security operation in Kapedo, in the arid and impoverished region of Lake Turkana that is prey to regular raids and score-settlings between rival communities. “We will take firm action against those who killed security officers in this area,” Kenyatta said, visiting the site of the ambush with Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku. “Those who were missing are all dead,” a senior police officer said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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