30 women arrested following protests over Transmara clashes

30 women arrested following protests over Transmara clashes
Women stage protests in Kilgoris, Narok County. PHOTO| COURTESY

Police on Monday morning arrested over 30 women in Kilgoris, Narok County amid rising tensions over the ongoing fighting between the Siria and Iruasi Ngishu clans both of Maasai community.

The women had staged demonstrations in Kilgoris demanding government intervention over the border clashes in Nkararo that have led to the death of at least three people in a span of one week.

The women were detained at the Kilgoris Police Station.

Police have since blocked the Enoosaen–Kilgoris Road paralyzing transport operations along the busy road.

The protesters are also demanding for the transfer of Kilgoris Deputy County Commissioner Mohamed Noor over the failed boundary demarcation.

The protesting women lamented over the prolonged fighting and the loss of lives as well as expensive medical bills accruing in hospitals for the treatment of arrow inflicted wounds.

“We no longer sleep in our homes. People fight day and night. This must end,” said Evelyne Kuso.

“We are demanding for peace. We are also Kenyans. We have lost our husbands…where is the government,” added Transmara women leader.

Tension remains high following last evening fighting in Oldanyati area that left two people dead and several injured.

Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya on Saturday directed Narok County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti to immediately lead surveyors and government officials on Wednesday to demarcate the contested boundary.

“I have directed the county commissioner to go to Kilgoris and sort out that boundary issue once and for all… we will establish a police post along the border until calm is restored,” said Natembeya on Saturday in Narok County.

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