21 injured in renewed Narok clashes


21 injured in renewed Narok clashes
Residents of Olpusimoru area in Olenguruoni, Narok County where renewed clashes erupted on Sunday. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

In Summary

  • Fighting erupted after it was reported that members of the Maasai Community started evicting members of the Kipsigis community from the border of Narok and Nakuru Counties.
  • Narok County Commissioner George Natembeya, however, said the fighting started after members of one community allegedly stole cattle from the other.

At least 21 people were injured on Sunday following renewed clashes between the Maasai and the Kipsigis at Olpusimoru area in Olenguruoni, Narok County.

Fighting erupted after it was reported that members of the Maasai Community started evicting members of the Kipsigis community from the border of Narok and Nakuru Counties.

Narok County Commissioner George Natembeya, however, said the fighting started after members of one community allegedly stole cattle from the other.

Those injured are receiving treatment at Olenguruoni Sub-county Hospital.

Most of the injured have arrows stuck of their bodies while others have been slashed using machetes. Five of the injured have been taken to Tenwek Hospital in Kericho.

Security has been beefed up in the area but tension remains high.

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