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One killed, several injured in inter clan skirmishes

One person was killed in Wargadud ward of Mandera County while several others were injured in a disagreement over construction of a water pan.

The skirmishes between two rival clans living in the area have resulted to discontinuation of the project that was expected to minimise water shortage in the area.

The  Wargadud  ward MCA, Abdullahi Noor  who recorded a statement over the matter at the Mandera police station appealed for calm.

The MCA said the project by the county government was meant to benefit all residents irrespective of clan affiliations.

The  Mandera East Director of Criminal investigations (DCI), Benedict Kigen said three people have been arrested in connection with the incident.

He said the two clans disagreed over the area the dam was to be dug leading to fighting.

Kigen clarified that the fighting was not an inter-clan flare up but competition over resources.

The detective said area leaders have been tasked to end the fighting otherwise the project would be diverted to other areas.

The  Garre and Degodia have been fighting over control of resources within the county since devolution.

By  Dickson Githaiga

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