Curfew hours extended in Transmara following fresh clashes

The government has extended curfew hours in Nkararo area of Trans Mara West Sub-county following fresh inter-clan clashes.

Area residents will now be required to be indoors from 4pm to 7am to curb the increased cases of insecurity in the area, that saw one person killed and tens of houses torched.

Rift Valley regional commissioner George Natembeya is calling on the residents to seek alternative means of settling their differences instead of resulting to violence.

He further urged the residents to seek alternative means of resolving their disputes such as courts even as he cautioned a section of  politicians against fuelling such animosity among locals.

The clashes over the agricultural rich zones trace back to the 1970’s with interventions such as establishment of a GSU camp in the region and erection of a clear boundary appearing not to bear fruit.

Meanwhile, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) now says it has successfully recovered all the rifles stolen from Kibos Police Post in Kisumu county.

According to the DCI, the rifles had been used in a number of violent robberies. The latest suspect to be arrested was 37-year old Charles Wamukoya who was arrested at his Nyakwaka home in Mumias West, where a thorough search saw the recovery of the remaining rifle stolen from the police post.

Wamukoya was recently released from prison. Other suspects who have been arrested include, Hesbon omondi also known as Ras Tendi ,Godfrey Omondi, Joseph Mwai and Abdisuleiman Abdul .

George Abuti Wesonga, another suspect from Emikwa village in Mumias West who was a robbery with violence ex-convict was shot dead in a shootout with police.

Last month the gang is said to have taken advantage of a heavy downpour in Muhoroni, Kisumu County and broke into Kibos Police Post armory, stealing three rifles and over 150 rounds of ammunition.




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