In Summary
  • Mr Richard Rono, a resident, said that his six grass-thatched huts, including a goat pen and granary were all razed.
  • Mr Noor said that security officers are keen to ensure that the act does not precipitate fresh killings.
  • He said there are plans to build a new General Service Unit (GSU) camp in the area.

At least eleven houses have been razed at Esoit in Trans Mara as renewed fighting between Kipsigis and Maasai communities erupted.

Trans Mara West Deputy County Commissioner Mohammed Noor said that the houses were torched in Bogoria Village in the wee hours of Monday morning.

"We woke up to the news of the arson incident on Monday and quickly deployed a security team to the area which established that eleven houses had been burnt down,” said Mr Noor.

He said that there were no fatalities following the incident as residents of Bogoria Village had temporarily abandoned their homes following prolonged insecurity.

Mr Richard Rono, a resident, said that his six grass-thatched huts, including a goat pen and granary were all razed.

"There were 12 bags of maize in the granary while the pen contained one goat, but everything was burnt to ashes,” said Mr Rono, adding that the intermittent clashes which have repeatedly hit the area are spiralling out of control.

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