In Summary

  • The latest revenge attack has raised tension in the region.
  • Security personnel being deployed in conflict-prone areas to prevent further attacks.

Somali elders in Isiolo have condemned clashes pitting the Borana and Somali in Garba Tulla sub-county over pasture and water and called for a ceasefire.

At least 10 people have been killed and 13 others injured in the conflicts in less than two months as the herders search for pasture and water due to the ongoing drought.

They condemned the forceful entry of herders from Lagdera in Garissa, to Isiolo South Constituency, saying this is the cause of conflict.

Last Friday, five people were killed and six others injured when bandits believed to be from Lagdera struck Duse Village in Garba Tulla Sub-County.

Bodies of the bandits killed during the ensuing confrontation with police reservists were set ablaze by the angry villagers.

The latest revenge attack has raised tension in the region with security personnel being deployed in conflict-prone areas to prevent further attacks.

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