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Security beefed up in Narok North

Security has been beefed up in Lockman forest in Entiyani area in Narok North Sub-County after two communities clashed Tuesday leaving scores injured.
Speaking to the press in his office today, Narok North Sub County Police Commander Fredrick Siundu, said that trouble started around two weeks ago when one of the warring communities failed to honour an ultimatum to return 18 heads of cattle that they had allegedly stolen from the other community.
Mr. Siundu said the same community stole a further six heads of cattle from the home of a member of the other community, which forced the community to retaliate by arming themselves with bows and arrows to attack the offending community.
Scores were injured but no deaths have since been reported.
“We are not able to ascertain the number of casualties because both communities are known to evacuate their injured to a safe haven in secrecy thus making it difficult to know the number,” Siundu added.
The police commander said that security patrols have been beefed up in order to restore law and order and several contingents of security personnel have been dispatched to the troubled area to reinforce security.
The Maasai and Kipsigis communities living in Narok have recently been having violent clashes over cattle, water sources and land with the recent clashes being experienced in Olposimoru area in Narok North that left more than six dead and scores injured and Olooruasi and Ololoipangi areas.
Committee on Peace Building National Peace led by its chair Mr. Francis Ole Kaparo visited Narok South Wednesday to seek a lasting solution to this problem by helping the communities to resolve the underlying issues.
By Mabel Keya- Shikuku

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