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Two injured in renewed Nessuit inter-ethnic clashes

Land experts say the recent wave of violence in Njoro and Molo sub-counties is directly tied to the Eastern Mau Forest Block evictions.

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A man undergoing treatment at Elburgon Sub-County Hospital after being attacked with arrows at Mariashini. Photo/File

Security agencies are on high alert following renewed inter-ethnic clashes in Nessuit, Njoro sub-County.

Early this month, violence pitting Ogiek and Kispsigis communities left property destroyed, people dead and others injured.

County Commissioner Erastus Mbui said two people were this morning injured in renewed fighting at Tiritagoi area in Nessuit.

“The situation is not that bad. We are handling it,” stated Mr Mbui on a phone interview.

He added that he had deployed police officers in Sigaon, Kwale and Tiritagoi and other volatile areas.

At a peace meeting in Njoro, Governor Lee Kinyanjui said land remains an emotive issue and should be handled with greater sensitivity.

Land experts say the recent wave of violence in Njoro and Molo sub-counties is directly tied to the Eastern Mau Forest Block evictions.

Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya said a multi-agency team would be formed to look into the matter.

A former councillor, Kenya Defence Forces officer and chief were among 14 people arrested having played a role in the skirmishes.

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Njoro MP Kathambi outshines competitors to clinch UDA ticket

Kathambi emerged winner with 18,340 votes against his competitor John Kaniaru who managed 3,455 votes.

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A poster of Njoro MP Charity Kathambi's message to residents.PHOTO/Courtesy.
Njoro Member of Parliament Charity Kathambi on Thursday clinched UDA ticket in party primaries after outshining her male competitors.
Kathambi emerged winner with 18,340 votes against her competitor John Kaniaru who managed 3,455 votes.
Kinyanjui Mwamba came 3rd with 2,933 votes followed by
Njogu wa Njoroge who got  1,588 votes.
Addressing journalists, Kathambi lauded Njoro residents for having confidence in her.
The award winning peace ambassador was categorical that her strategy in uniting all residents by preaching peace and ensuring equality in development in the area was key to her success.
She expressed hope of clinching the seat come August 9 polls to continue with development agenda for the people of Njoro.
“I want to thank the people of Njoro for their faith in me.It has not been easy for female politicians but I thank God that we had peaceful campaigns and I emerged the winner” she said.

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MP Kathambi roots for peaceful co-existence ahead of polls

Kathambi who has declared to defend her seat on UDA party ticket, was speaking during engagement meeting with youth and bodaboda operators in Likia and Mauche.

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Njoro Member of Parliament Charity Kathambi addressing bodaboda operators.PHOTO/Kathambi Facebook page.

Njoro Member of Parliament Charity Kathambi has called for peaceful co-existence in Njoro ahead of August polls.

She says Njoro is a cosmopolitan constituency hence need for peace to prevail.

The vocal Nakuru MP added that the focus should be on hard work to lift livelihoods.

She warned those trying to cause division among locals to keep off.

“We should not attempt to retreat to ethnic political formations that will erode our peace and development agenda” stated Kathambi.

She reiterated that the constituency can only develop if there is unity of purpose.

Kathambi who has declared to defend her seat on UDA party ticket, was speaking during engagement meeting with youth and bodaboda operators in Likia and Mauche.

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Three die in a road accident hours after cultural initiation ceremony

The youths had yesterday spent the day in a cultural function conducted at Kahiriga Shrine where they were handed back to their parents after 12 successful days and they were in a journey back to their homes.

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Police vehicle at a past scene of crime.PHOTO/DCI.

Three initiates from Kahiriga Kikuyu cultural shrines have died tonight and several others left with serious injuries after a car they were travelling in rolled several times at Davision Area along the Njoro – Mau Narok road.

According to eyewitnesses the car they were travelling in is suspected to have veered off the road and rolled severally causing the deaths.

The youths had yesterday spent the day in a cultural function conducted at Kahiriga Shrine where they were handed back to their parents after 12 successful days and they were in a journey back to their homes.

 

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