We are still in living in fear of more clashes, Njoro residents say

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A section of residents in Njoro Nakuru county are still living in fear following the renewed tribal clashes between the Ogieks and Kalenjins.

Florence Chepng’etich a resident of Njoro told Ghetto Radio news that the clashes which have been goin on for more that a week now have left scores dead and over 100 people seriously injured.

According to Chepeng’etich Ogieks had allegedly sold their land to the Kipsigis and they are now trying to reclaim the sold lands hence the conflicts.

“The Ogieks sold their land to the Kipsigis then encroached the Mau forest, now that they are being evicted from Mau Forest, they are forcefully demanding their land hence the conflicts,” said Chepng’etich.

“More that 170 people have been injured and scores have been left dead. These people are using bows and arrows in the conflicts, ” she says.

On Tuesday Riftvalley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya toured the area and appealed for calm.

Chpeng’etich however says that Natembeya’s tour did not give them a solid assurance that the clashes will not happen again.

 

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