Tension remains high in Trans Mara as Maasai and Kipsigis fight

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one of the houses burnt in transmara after fighting broke out/Courtesy

BY JOHN WERUI.NAIROBI,12TH FEB,2017-Tension remains high in Trans Mara after two people were  shot dead on Saturday evening as fighting between the Maasai and Kipsigis communities at Pimbinyiet in Trans Mara West intensified.

Leboi Ole Munkei – Oronkai chief  who spoke to upesinews reporter  confirmed the incident saying there has been fierce fighting between members of the two communities.

Earlier saturday , 10 houses were torched.

 

He added that police officers were deployed to return calm in the area.

Last month, the county commissioner Moffat Kangi gave a two-week amnesty to residents to surrender unregistered firearms.

But so far no gun has been surrendered.

Also, Mr Kangi claimed some of the licensed guns holders could be allowing the guns to be used for criminal purposes.

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