Kipsigis, Maa elders yet to meet NLC on Trans Mara chaos
Forty elders chosen to lead peace efforts on the Trans Mara East-West border are yet to meet the National Land Commission. Two months ago, a peace deal was struck to end the land conflict between the Maasai and Kipsigis.
The communities were asked to propose 20 elders each during a meeting attended by Narok Governor Samuel Tunai, county commissioner Moffatt Kangi, Kilgoris MP Gideon Konchellah and Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ng’eno. Tunai said the county would sponsor the elders to a seminar with the NLC.
The meeting was organised following skirmishes between the Maasai and Kipsigis, who have been fighting for more than six months over land. Six people were killed in the latest round of violence and 30 houses razed. Hundreds of people were displaced.
“We have not heard anything from the county government. Are they waiting for more people to be killed?” elder David Ng’eno said.
But director of communications Oliver Mwenda said Tunai got in touch with NLC chairman Muhammad Swazuri to set an official date for the seminar.