In Summary
  • Fighting between the Siria and Iruasi Ngishu clans started after the former raided their rivals’ village.
  • Some local leaders are suspected of inciting members of their communities against each other.
  • Last month, several people suffered arrow wounds, with three more sustaining gunshot wounds in a fight over the same piece of land.

Police have been deployed to the troubled Nkararo-Enooretet border in Trans Mara West Sub-County, in Narok County following renewed clashes between two Maasai clans on Monday evening.

Armed with bows and arrows, the two fighting groups engaged each other for the better part of Monday evening over a piece of land at the border.

According to Narok County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti, eight people have been injured using arrows.

He added that the police are yet to trace which hospitals they were taken to.

RAID

Speaking to journalists in his office, Mr Kimiti said the fresh fighting between the Siria and Iruasi Ngishu clans started after the former raided their rivals’ village on Sunday and injured a primary school girl with an arrow.

“These people are fighting over land which is less than 10 feet. We agreed they leave the matter to the government but they are on it again and we warn those behind it that we are coming for them," said Mr Kimiti.

INCITEMENT

Transmara West Sub-County Commissioner Muhammed Noor Hassan said some local leaders are inciting members of their communities against each other.

Mr Hassan said 10 people from both sides have been requested to report to the nearest police station before a warrant to arrest them is issued.

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