IDP camps constructed in Garsen for floods victims are causing tension among residents as the occupants have been killing goats using poison  
Occurred in Garsen, Kenya on July 17, 2018, at 9:00 AM
Reported by anonymous via SMS on July 18, 2018, at 5:30 PM in Garsen, Kenya

This rumour is confirmed false and is of medium priority – here's why:
Tana River County was marked by veterinary department as one of the areas prone to Rift Valley fever disease and the government imposed a ban on trade in animal products in the County. Several cases were reported in the area of animals dying mysteriously that were highly suspected to have been infected with the deadly fever. This is what led to suspicions and unfounded allegations against the IDPs as the IDPs are seen by the residents of different villages where they have settled as opportunists and resource competitors.

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Garsen, Kenya anonymous SMS 18-Jul-2018 @ 5:30 PM
July 23, 2018 | 2:59 PM | john2014
MODERATOR Following up on the matter should be able to confirm this tommorow

July 20, 2018 | 11:04 AM | CTuckwood
MODERATOR Did the person reporting this rumour give a possible motive for the IDPs to poison goats?