The ongoing skirmishes at Nessuit in Njoro are pulling the country back to a point in our history that we would never wish to experience again.
In her statement following the current unrest in Njoro which is in Nakuru County, Senator Susan Kihika has lamented the situation describing it as terrible and unfortunate.
“We find ourselves in a terrible situation. Life has been lost, many injured and others displaced at Nessuit in Njoro,” wrote the senator on her official Facebook page.
The unrest at Nessuit pitting two tribes against each other has escalated in the last two days. According to a local administration officer, at least three people had been confirmed dead by Thursday evening.
In addition, several houses have been torched, schools closed and tens of residents have been displaced with others spending the night in the bushes.
“My heart goes out to the many men and women who cannot sleep soundly at night. It goes out to the hundreds of children who have to spend nights in the cold, who cannot play in peace and who cannot access education,” lamented Senator Kihika.
Although security personnel have been heavily deployed in the area, the situation seems to have yet been put under control. Residents from neighbouring wards of Marioshoni and Mau Narok have also made unconfirmed reports about rising tension in their areas.
Susan Kihika has appealed to the residents to embrace peace and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms saying that residents needed to go back to their normal lives.