Residents say several Kenyans beaten, hacked to death with machetes

Several people were beaten and hacked to death with machetes in a Nairobi slum in renewed ethnic fighting over Kenya's disputed election, residents said. Elsewhere on Sunday, police managed to quell more than two days of fierce fighting around a Catholic monastery that killed 22 people and left 200 homes burned in the Rift Valley, 190 miles northwest of the capital, Nairobi, officials said. The re-election of President Mwai Kibaki has tapped into a well of resentments that resurfaces regularly at election time in Kenya. But never before has it been so prolonged or taken so many lives.