10 die in Isiolo as war over grazing land erupt


Isiolo County police boss Charles Ontita.

BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,19TH MARCH 2017-Ten people have died  in Kom, Isiolo County after a fight between armed Isiolo and Samburu herders over grazing land.

Police boss Charles Ontita has confirmed the incident.

According to Merti Deputy County Commissioner Julius Maiyo, speaking earlier, several people might have have been injured in the Sunday morning fight.

Mr Maiyo said police officers have been dispatched to the area to restore normalcy.

About 50,000 animals are  reportedly  grazing in the area.

Isiolo herders are said to have attacked their Samburu counterparts after they invaded their grazing areas without permission.

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