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BY CORRESPONDENT,NAKURU,13TH SEPT 2018-Fresh communal clashes have erupted in Eastern Mau, Nakuru County, on Wednesday night in which three people are feared dead.
www.upesinews.co.ke has established that two communities, fought in Nessuit area over occupation of land on the edges of Mau Forest in the wake of government evictions.
The communities have been living in peace in the area.
It is reported that Members of one community, which traditional resides inside the forest, were unhappy that their neighbours had comfortably occupied the disputed parcel as the government flushed them out of the water tower.
Armed with bows and arrows, witnesses said the two rival groups attacked each other under the cover of darkness.
Several people spent the night in the cold as they feared being attacked by youths who moved from house to house, hunting for their rivals.
Witness say five people were taken to Nakuru Level Five Hospital with arrows lodged in their bodies.
During the clashes, he said, the attackers plundered and stole green maize in farms.
Tension has been rising in the region after armed men shot a 17-year-old boy with an arrow in a grazing field at Mauche area in Njoro on Monday.The government is targeting to evict more than 40,000 settlers living in the forest in a bid to restore the water tower.