It is so unfortunate that once again Kenya has to walk across the shadows of ethnic violence. The violence started last week in Narok Kenya and is still ongoing. So far it has caused the death of ten people.
The violence is between the Maasai and the Kipsigis community. The police say that more than sixty houses were torched, with the tension between the Maasai and the Kipsigis community.
One of the victims was a twelve-year-old boy. The violence started during the weekend when armed men surrounded the village very late at night. Other victims were a grade six school girl and her grandmother who sustained serious injuries during the attack on Sunday.
This tension began since the time the Kenyans’ government started evicting people from the Maasai Mau forest. Another incident that has contributed to this is the cattle rustling that began along the border and Bomet county.
During the beginning of this month, a herder was killed and seventy-six goats were stolen. Later, another man was killed and his body dumped at Oloishousho village. His body had scars that showed he had been pierced with arrows.
Governor Isaac Ruto condemned the Narok South Violence and asked the government to act immediately against those responsible.
“We are asking security agencies to stop the escalation of the clashes. We want action taken against the perpetrators,” said Mr. Isaac Ruto.