( dpa ) - Skirmishes broke out in the central Kenyan town of Nakuru Friday, leaving more than 100 people wounded and several dead, reports said, in post-election violence that is ongoing despite high-level mediation efforts to solve the political standoff.
The Red Cross said it sent a truck full of medical supplies to Nakuru, some 150 kilometres north-west of the capital Nairobi, to treat the 100 people injured by weapons at a hospital there.
"This will ensure the hospital staff is able to cope with the number of wounded patients following the recent flare up of violence in a number of incidents in the Nakuru-Molo area," said Pascal Cuttat, head of delegation for the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe confirmed there were clashes in Nakuru suburbs but could not give a death toll. The BBC reported at least five people were killed Friday.
The renewed violence came a day after Kenyans watched President Mwai Kibaki and defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga shake hands and meet for the first time since last month's disputed elections plunged the country into chaos.
Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement accused Kibaki of undermining the mediation led by former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan, by referring to himself in a speech as the "duly elected president."
He has accused Kibaki of robbing the December 27 vote and has pressed for a recount, while Kibaki has tried to cement his position as president by continuing with government business.
Annan was due to meet with religious, political and social leaders Friday, including former president Daniel arap Moi and Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai.
On Thursday, international advocacy group Human Rights Watch said the ethnic-based killings that are ongoing in Kenya were planned by the opposition.
Meanwhile, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, a state-funded but independent body, said Friday it will begin investigations into the post-election crisis that has killed some 700 people and displaced 250,000.
Many have fled into neighbouring Uganda but UN officials there said the influx of people was levelling off.