Pas­tor held, chief sum­moned over Olmelil vi­o­lence

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

A chief in Trans Mara West sub­county has been sum­moned by po­lice and two peo­ple ar­rested in con­nec­tion with clashes at Olmelil on the bor­der of Narok and Kisii coun­ties.

Trans Mara West OCPD Al­fred Muthua told the Star that Ka­pune as­sis­tant chief Richard Kor­goren has been or­dered to ex­plain why he al­lowed stolen cat­tle to be herded through his sublo­ca­tion.

“We have also ar­rested a pas­tor at the Olmelil Church of God and a woman who met with the chief at the cleric’s home for un­spec­i­fied rea­sons on Sun­day morn­ing. [This was] be­fore clashes started af­ter the same woman raised the alarm when she saw peo­ple from the neigh­bour­ing com­mu­nity pur­su­ing stolen cat­tle,” he said.

Mem­bers of the Kip­sigis com­mu­nity on Satur­day stole three cows from their Kisii neigh­bours. Kisii youths gave chase, lead­ing to a con­fronta­tion that led to one death and in­juries to eight peo­ple.

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