Six houses torched as communities fight over Nakuru land
At least six houses were torched Wednesday night after clashes erupted in Ngongongeri area along the Njoro – Elburgon border.
The houses were burnt following a fresh confrontation between the communities living in the area over the ownership of Ngongongeri farm.
Njoro Deputy Commissioner Peter Kinyajui led a security meeting in the area to calm the situation.
Kinyanjui says those inciting the residents will be arrested and prosecuted.
Residents have called on the government to intervene and ensure that land title deeds are issued to rightful owners of the land along the disputed border.
Land disputes in the country have led to clashes, deaths and displacement of families.
Early March, police were deployed to Karare area in North Horr, Marsabit County to conduct patrols after the killing of two herders after a grazing land conflict.
In February 2016, one person was killed and scores injured following a land dispute at Naatoli Village along the Nakuru-Narok border.
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