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Ten injured in renewed border clashes

Ten  people are nursing serious arrow and spear injuries in a Kisii town hospital following renewed clashes over land in Transmara West.

Several others are said to be admitted in various hospitals where they are receiving medical attention.

Speaking at Christian Marriane Hospital in Kisii town on Monday, the  Hospital administrator, Sister Beatrice Sabbato said three out of the 10 victims were in critical condition owing to chest, head and abdominal injuries.

Sabbato added that four will be discharged soon while others will remain as they were in a serious condition.

The land boundary dispute is between two Maasai clans, Seria and Uasin Gishu at Nkararo and Enosain.

Relatives of the clash victims most of who are youths from one clan claimed their attackers trespassed 2 km inside the boundary and attacked them.

They petitioned the government to restore peace, saying their youths could not concentrate on their economic activities for fear of the attacks.

The relatives accused their opponent for disregarding the boundary on the disputed land, saying it was demarcated recently by the two clans and national government officers.

They alleged presence of the government security during the clashes was conspicuously missing and that the attackers had to pass one police post located along the boundary.

Speaking at Nkararo recently, area Deputy County Commissioner, Noor Hassan called for peaceful co-existence between the two clans.

By  Jane Naitore/Clinton Nyamumbo

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