Ke­rio Val­ley KCPE, KCSE can­di­dates va­cate homes amid in­ter-clan clashes

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General -

KCPE and KCSE exam can­di­dates in the Ke­rio Val­ley are un­sure whether they will sit the tests as res­i­dents con­tinue to flee fol­low­ing an in­crease in ban­ditry at­tacks. Par­ents of pupils in Ch­e­sawach, Ch­e­se­tan, Kom­bases and Tot pri­mary schools have pulled their chil­dren out of school. Kennedy Kip­kore, a res­i­dent of Endo, yes­ter­day said learn­ers have left with their par­ents. Res­i­dents are hid­ing in caves in the Ke­rio es­carp­ment. “Schools have closed early,” Kip­kore said. In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice Joseph Boin­net has promised to re­store nor­malcy. Speak­ing in Keiyo South on Sun­day, he said more po­lice re­servists will be re­cruited to end the skir­mishes. Two peo­ple were killed last week. “We ap­peal to lo­cal lead­ers and el­ders to hold peace meet­ings to re­solve the prob­lems,” Boin­net said. He crit­i­cised the me­dia for sen­sa­tion­al­is­ing the ban­ditry and in­ter-clan at­tacks in Marak­wet East.

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