Over 500 families displaced following Mau Narok clashes


Mau Narok clashes
FILE PHOTO | Mau Narok clashes

Over 500 families are still displaced at Olposimoru area of Narok County despite return of relative calm in the area after days of skirmishes pitting two communities living in the area against each other, leaving two people dead.

A spot check in the area has revealed that the internally displaced families whose houses were torched during the tribal clashes that started last week are still camping at the Olenguruone Township Primary.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery had earlier on led a high-powered delegation in an attempt to quell the inter-ethnic violence that hit the area since Christmas.

Mau Narok clashes
Mau Narok clashes

The displaced families have been surviving on the little food donated by Olenguruone locals but the Red Cross and the Nakuru County Government have since responded with food and non food supplies to help ease their suffering.

Authorities now say the camps could close soon since normalcy has returned but the internally displaced persons are not confident that all will be well back in their farms

On Wednesday, elders from both communities are expected to hold a joint meeting, to seal a deal that could restore peaceful co-existence.

On Sunday Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaiserry imposed a curfew in the area as a measure to contain the clashes between the Maasai and Kalenjin communities living in the area.

Mau Narok clashes
Mau Narok clashes

 

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