Four dead, two injured after fight erupts in Juja


Four dead, two injured after fight erupts in Juja
Kiambu County Commander Adwel Nyange speaking after the attack.

In Summary

  • Four people among them a middle aged woman have been confirmed dead at Tora Estate in Juja, Kiambu County following a clash between residents and herders from Kajiado County.
  • The woman – Jacinta Wangari Kibe; a mother of four – is said to have woken up as usual on Sunday morning to milk her cows and on her way to the cow shed, she noticed a herd of cattle grazing in her maize plantation.
  • She decided to confront five herders who were looking after the animals, and its then that one of them attacked her with an arrow.

Four people among them a middle aged woman have been confirmed dead at Tora Estate in Juja, Kiambu County following a clash between residents and herders from Kajiado County.

The woman – Jacinta Wangari Kibe; a mother of four – is said to have woken up as usual on Sunday morning to milk her cows and on her way to the cowshed, she noticed a herd of cattle grazing in her maize plantation.

She decided to confront five herders who were looking after the animals, and its then that one of them attacked her with an arrow.

Jacinta is said to have screamed for help and the neighbours came to her rescue, descending on the herders as some locals rushed her to Thika Level Five Hospital.

The five herders were thoroughly beaten by the residents before police from a nearby AP camp came to their rescue.

They were also rushed to Thika Level Five where three died upon arrival while two of them are receiving treatment at the facility.

The woman also succumbed to the arrow injuries at the hospital.

Kiambu County Commander Adwel Nyange confirmed the incident adding that investigations had been launched into the incident.

Nyange, who toured the Jacinta’s home accompanied by other security bosses and local leaders, later addressed a group of herders who have invaded the area in search for pastures for their animals.

In the meeting, the county commander ordered that the animals be seized and withheld pending a talks to discuss the way forward.

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