Man killed, 3 ar­rested in Naivasha clashes

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Three sus­pects have been ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the killing of a farmer in Kosovo, Naivasha town, in fresh land clashes.

The Naivasha se­cu­rity com­mit­tee has ac­cused politi­cians from Narok of us­ing their com­mu­nity to forcibly and il­le­gally ob­tain land.

On Tues­day evening, a group of Maa­sai war­riors al­legedly fer­ried from Trans Mara in Narok shot dead a 50-year-old farmer and torched houses in Kambi Shetani vil­lage.

Com­mu­ni­ties liv­ing on the dis­puted ADC land have clashed many times over its own­er­ship, leav­ing seven peo­ple dead. Each com­mu­nity is now arm­ing it­self for re­tal­i­a­tion.

Naivasha sub­county as­sis­tant com­mis­sioner John Opondo said of­fi­cers had been dis­patched to con­tain the un­rest. He said some sus­pects have fled back to Narok. Opondo warned the lead­ers fu­elling the vi­o­lence.

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