Six more houses burnt down in Narok
28 December 2015, 08:19
Narok - Six more houses were burnt down as clashes between Kalenjins and Maasais continued on Sunday.
The clashes that started on Christmas day following the killing of two herdsmen in Sierra Leone and the stealing of nine heads of cattle.
Over 250 houses have been burnt down leaving over 5 000 people displaced.
On Sunday when Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery visited the area to resolve the conflict, youths from the both sides were still fighting and even confronted each other during a meeting with the CS.
Police had to use choppers to separate the youths, with Nkaissery pledging to arrest the killers and also threatening to arrest those who will be found armed.
Nkaissery also said new police posts will be constructed in the area starting Monday, Standard reports.
Kenyans have strongly condemned the clashes and urged more action from the government, with local leaders expressing optimism that a lasting solution will soon be found.
David Rudisha, an a Narok-born athlete, said in a tweet: "We ask for peace and calmness between Maasai and Kipsigis of Mau Narok, lets stop destroying others properties."
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