County ready to facilitate dialogue in Nakuru-Narok border clashes

NaKuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has said that he is ready to facilitate dialogue between two warring factions along the Nakuru-Narok border.

Kinyanjui said that his administration was ready and willing to act as a mediator by facilitating peace dialogue forums between the two communities .

He said that the tribal clashes between the two communities should be acted upon and a lasting solution found.

The Governor noted that it is only dialogue and tolerance that will bring a lasting solution to the problem.

He spoke after clashes broke out between the Kipsigis and the Maasai communities living in Olposimoru area on the border of Nakuru-Narok counties.

The fighting was blamed on cattle theft

Riftvalley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya visited the area and held a peace meeting between the two communities.

He warned the residents against being incited by politicians to engage in unnecessary tribal clashes.

At the same time he warned politicians against taking advantage of innocent and naive residents to advance their own selfish political interests.

Tribal clashes in the area have become common with politicians being blamed for inciting residents into attacking members of rival clans.

The two tribes have in the past been fighting over grazing fields within the Mau forest

In the recent clashes at least six people were treated for injuries they got after being attacked.

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