Nkaisery imposes a dawn to dusk curfew on Mau Narok

By Brenda Kiprono

Interior Cabinet Secretary Gen.(Rtd.) Joseph Nkaisery has imposed a dawn to dusk curfew in Mau Narok.

The CS took the measure after an extensive tour of Olpusimoru the epicenter of the clashes between the Kipsigis and Maasai communities.

Nkaisery who was accompanied by Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet and Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter urged the communities to live in harmony.

Security has been beefed in Olpusimoru in Narok county following clashes between the Maasai and Kipsigis communities.

Police were to quell the violence between the two communities that was sparked after what is believed to have been a cattle rustling incident in which livestock believed to belong to the Maasai was stolen.

Maasai herders are believed to have pursued their livestock into the neighboring community but were shot and killed prompting the flare up in violence.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet is expected in Narok County to help restore calm and tranquil in the area.

Over 100 police officers drawn from the General Service Unit and Administration Police have been deployed to the area to quell the violence that has continued since Wednesday when it erupted.

Tension remains high in Narok North sub-county following the inter-tribal clashes that erupted on Christmas day, with several houses torched in retaliatory attacks.

Approximately 200 homesteads have been torched while several causalities of the fighting are being treated in various hospitals in the area.

Scores of people displaced by the violence are yet to return to their homes for fear of further attacks.

Women and children fled their homes and camped at Township Primary School at Olenguruone.

According to Regional Coordinator Osman Warfa, more than 200 houses were set ablaze displacing some 2,000 people.


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