Tension high again in Olposimoru area, Narok County

Tension is high in Olposimoru area in Narok County on the Narok- Nakuru border again after some livestock were stolen at Entiyani Village on Tuesday night.

Two people are feared dead following a confrontation between two communities living in the area, however,t security personnel acted fast and averted a possible confrontation.

The stolen animals are suspected to have been driven across the border to Nakuru side. Narok County Commissioner, Mr. Magu Mutindika, who is currently leading a security team to the scene confirmed the incident but denied reports that two people had died.

Mr. Mutindika who is meeting elders from the two warring communities of Maasai and Kipisigis has assured the members of the Maasai community whose livestock were stolen that everything was being done to track down the perpetrators and bring them to book.

The residents have recovered carcasses of the two stolen animals in Lukman forest in the area and are now demanding compensation for the 10 animals stolen.

On Christmas Eve, the area erupted into violence after suspected cattle rustlers shot dead two Maasai herders at Kass FM village in the Mau Forest and made away with some of the animals they were herding.

The area then became a no-go zone as the incident pitted two communities living there as several houses were set ablaze last night in Olpusimoru in what came to be retaliation attack over the killing of the duo.

Meanwhile, Maasai Council of Elders has called on the Government to set up three fully-fledged police stations in the troubled area in a bid to enhance security.

Led by their Secretary General, Dr. Samson Topoika Ole Rotiken the elders appealed to the Government to set police stations at Olposimoru centre which was the epicenter of the violence in December, Entiyani and Olkurto areas in a bid to tame the incidences of cattle-rustling.

By Mabel Keya Shikuku