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Rights group: Politicians tied to Kenya clashes

NAIROBI — Kenyan authorities should expand investigations into the alleged roles of four politicians in clashes in the country’s southeast that killed 110 people in three weeks, an international human rights group said.

President Mwai Kibaki late Wednesday fired assistant Livestock Development Minister Dhado Godhana after he was charged in court with inciting the violence.

Kibaki chaired a Cabinet meeting Thursday. The group later issued a statement saying that ‘‘tough measures’’ should be used to quell the violence.

The police force held a press conference earlier asking for clear directions from the Cabinet on what kind of measures they should use so that they are not accused of brutality and prosecuted. Human rights lawyer Harun Ndubi criticized the vague Cabinet announcement, saying that it amounts to giving police tacit approval to shoot to kill.

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Associated Press