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Man killed in land row

Police in Narok East Sub County are investigating an incident where one person was shot dead using an arrow and three others left nursing serious injuries in a land row at Oltepesi leparsimei village.

The area  Deputy County Commissioner Eric Wamulevu said trouble began when the deceased, 35 years old, erected a temporary house in the disputed piece of land.

The clash forced the security agencies in the sub county, elected leaders and the ministry of land officers to visit the area in a bid to intervene and resolve the conflict.

Wamulevu who spoke to the media today urged the community to refrain from engaging in violence maintaining that surveyors will visit the region to ascertain the disputed boundary.

He reiterated that investigations were ongoing and the perpetrators of violence will be arrested and charged in court.

The deputy county commissioner stated that the security team is working closely with a committee of 13 people including the clergy to ensure that peace is restored in the area.

Narok East Member of Parliament Ken Aramat called on the Judiciary to resolve the stalemate as the community has been in and out of courtrooms since 2004 to try and seek justice for their disputed piece of land.

Aramat said it is unfortunate for members of the public to lose life in a matter that could have been resolved amicably in a court of law questioning why the judiciary has taken over 16 years to resolve the land dispute.

He urged the community to calm down as the authority investigates the matter assuring them that they will get a lasting solution.

The National Government Constituency Development Fund (CDF) national manager George Ole Mishuko who hails from the area called on the security team to move with speed and arrest the perpetrators of violence.

 Mishuko also called on the Ministry of lands to demarcate the boundaries and issue title deeds to avert further loss of lives.

by Ann Salaton

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