Child dies in inter-community clashes in Narok

December 26, 2015 12:02 pm

, POLICE-SILHOUETTENAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 26 – One child has died following a flare-up of inter-community clashes at Olposimoru in Narok after the killing of two herdsmen.

Police Spokesman Charles Owino told Capital FM News that the child was hit by a motor bike as the family was escaping the fighting.

The Police Spokesman added that more that 20 houses were also torched in the incident which occurred last night and several people are nursing arrow wounds at Olenguruone and Tenwek hospitals.

“Tension is high in the area and several houses have been torched and several people injured following a conflict between the Maasai and Kipsigis communities,” he said.

He stated that enough GSU officers have been deployed to the area to quell the tension there and one person has already been arrested.

“We have deployed enough personnel in the area and we will ensure that nothing takes place. Anyone found making inciteful comments will be arrested,” he stated.

Trouble started on Friday after two Maasai herders were shot dead and a few cows killed in Olposimoru Forest.

Members of one community are said to have launched the attacks avenging the killing of the two herders.

The chaos exploded moments after a peace meeting at Olpusimoru trading centre addressed by Narok MP Moitalel ole Kenta, Narok County Commissioner Magu Mutindika, County police commandant Abdi Galgalo and area MCA Wilson ole Masikonte.

According to Masikonte, after the meeting, a group of men attacked their neighbours in Olengape village and set more than 20 houses ablaze.


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