killed in clashes over control of pasture in Moyale
Updated Sunday, August 25th 2013 at 20:03 GMT +3
Two more people were killed in Funan-Nyata area in
on Sunday in the raging clashes between two communities.
The death toll in the last three days has climbed to five.
police boss Nehemiah Langat said two people were killed during the
He assured the public that more security personnel had been deployed in
areas to end the clashes.
However, businesses remained closed in
town and public transport vehicles did not operate for the better part
of yesterday morning.
Traders opened their businesses when an uneasy calm returned in the
The clashes have been occurring mostly along the
highway, where the two communities are fighting for control of pasture
The fights are generally concentrated in the Funan-Nyata area, which is
about 35 kilometres from
town, along the
On Saturday, Marsabit Governor
told TV station
that tension was high in the region, adding that even senior police
officers were afraid to leave their houses.
But yesterday, and immediately after the fresh killings, a combined
security team comprising regular, administration police, and the General
Service Unit were deployed in
town and Funan-Nyata area.
and Burji youth clashed within
town centre at Manyattta near
stadium at about noon before riot police intervened. The Burjis accused
youth of vandalising and looting a lorry along the highway last Friday.
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