Close to 30 people injured in fresh Trans Mara clashes

Close to 30 people injured in fresh Trans Mara clashes
File image of locals in Trans Mara armed with arrows. PHOTO| COURTESY

Tension remains high at the Enoororet-Nkararo border in Trans Mara West, Narok County following renewed inter-clan fighting.

Close to 30 people sustained arrow inflicted wounds following Sunday’s two-hour clash between the two warring Maasai clans.

Fresh fighting between the Siria and Ruasi Ngishu clans erupted Sunday evening after one of the groups opposed to the new government borderline launched an attack against security personnel deployed to guard the demarcated borderline.

Narok Deputy County Commissioner Hassan Noor warned politicians against tribal incitement assuring residents of their security.

The Commissioner warned that stern action will be taken against those found inciting residents regardless of their status in society.

The two clans have been fighting for more than four decades over the boundary, with the latest flareup coming barely a fortnight after the government clarified boundaries separating the Uasin Gishu and Syria clans.

Meanwhile, the government has deployed GSU officers to the region to quell the violence.

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