TENSION IN TRANSMARA

54 arrested over fresh boundary dispute in Narok

Police looking for unnamed politician who is on the run, believed to be behind the violence.

In Summary

• The suspects from Uasin Gishu, Syria and Kisii communities were arrested based on various charges and are currently being held at Kilgoris Police station.

• He said they have launched investigations and each of the suspects will be charged based on incitement, funding clashes between the two communities.

Transmara West sub county Deputy County Commissioner Mohammed Hassan Noor speaks to the journalists in Kilgoris town.
Transmara West sub county Deputy County Commissioner Mohammed Hassan Noor speaks to the journalists in Kilgoris town.
Image: KIPLAN'GAT KIRUI

Police officers have arrested 54 people in connection with a fresh boundary dispute at Nkararo area of Transmara West subcounty of Narok county on Monday.

According to the sub county Deputy County Commissioner Mohammed Hassan Noor, the suspects from Uasin Gishu, Syria and Kisii communities were arrested based on various charges and are currently being held at Kilgoris Police station.

“We conducted a joint security officers’ operation that included regular police officers and GSU officers. We were targeting people who were bringing unnecessary tension, breach of peace, incitement, carrying illegal weapons at the border,” Noor told the Star on phone.

 

He said they have launched investigations and each of the suspects will be charged based on incitement and funding clashes between the two communities.

A road will be put in the region that will act as the boundary for the two communities. These people have been fighting since 1989 on the issue and we want to sort it once and for all.
Deputy County Commissioner Mohammed Hassan Noor

Noor also revealed that they are looking for an unnamed politician who is on the run and believed to be the main actor behind the violence.

“We have launched a manhunt for the politician who is carrying an illegal firearm. I am warning other politicians who are fueling animosity in the conflict area that the state is keen and they will be arrested and charged before a court of law,” he noted.

The administrator added that they will continue with the security operations until calm and peace is restored in the troubled area.

He warned youths against being used by criminal elements into fighting one another urging on communities to remain peaceful.

“The young people, who are ambitious, should be careful not to be used by politicians pursuing their own interests. They risk not to be employed when their fingerprints are taken to DCI for further investigations and certificate of conduct is required when seeking for any kind of job,” Noor said.

He said the government will on Wednesday determine the boundary of the troubled Nkararo that separate Syria and Uasin clans of the Maasai community.