One killed, eight in­jured on Kisii-Kip­sigis bor­der as they pur­sue cat­tle rustlers

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Riftvalley -

One per­son was killed and eight in­jured on Sun­day in re­newed skir­mishes be­tween the Kisii and Kip­sigis com­mu­ni­ties at Olmelil on the bor­der of Narok and Kisii coun­ties. One of the in­jured was KCSE exam can­di­date Thomas Sin­gombe, 25, who was to sit the test at Iko­rongo SDA Sec­ondary School yes­ter­day. The in­jured were treated at the Gucha Hospi­tal in Keroka town and some were discharged. The vic­tims were pur­su­ing rustlers who had stolen three cows from the home of ODM par­lia­men­tary as­pi­rant Ezekiel Oira. “We were at­tacked by a large group of youths from the Kip­sigis com­mu­nity as we fol­lowed the stolen cat­tle. They out­num­bered us, forc­ing us to turn back un­der a hail of arrows,” Sin­gombe said. Nyarib­ari Masaba MP Elijah Moindi vis­ited the wounded in hospi­tal. “I am call­ing on Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta and Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto to im­me­di­ately con­vene a peace meet­ing in this volatile area. Our peo­ple have suf­fered greatly since the skir­mishes started early this year,” he said.

/ ANGWENYI GICHANA

A stu­dent with an ar­row in his hand af­ter the clash along the Narok-Kisii bor­der on Sun­day

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