Police ask court to detain MPs over ongoing Marsabit clashes

Written By: Sameul Musita/Claire Wanja
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The court is set to rule on a prosecution application Tuesday afternoon.
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Police have asked the court to detain for 21 days two MPs accused of incitement to violence and promoting war-like activities in Marsabit.

They say the time will be enough for them to gather enough evidence against the two.

North Horr MP Chachu Ganya and his Saku counterpart Dido Ali Rasso were on Tuesday presented before a Nairobi court over clashes that left 14 dead.

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The two, however, did not plead to the charges after the prosecution asked Senior Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot to allow the police detain the suspects for 21 days to enable them complete investigations.

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The court is set to rule on a prosecution application Tuesday afternoon.

According to Kenya Red Cross, more than 665 households have been displaced following the conflict.

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Areas affected include: Moyale Town, Qubi Qalo, Shur, and Jaldesa areas.

Elsewhere, three people have been confirmed dead in Kapedo along Baringo -Turkana Border area after suspected bandits from community attacked them on their way to Ameyan market from Kapao.

The attackers murdered three of the seven livestock businessmen and injured one who is currently receiving treatment at Baringo referral hospital.

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Joshua Cheptai, called upon the government to reinstate the government lorry to avoid more attacks. Tirioko Ward MCA Sam Lokales requested the government to put up a military barrack in the area as a permanent solution to the perennial attacks.

Tiaty MP, William Kamket has promised to liaise with Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok to commence peace talks between the warring communities.

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