By DAVID OCHAMI
Gunmen set villages ablaze and shot victims dead and injured others.
Witnesses told The Standard on the telephone that “hundreds of people have fled into the bushes fearing an escalation and there are no police in sight.”
Yesterday, an entire village at Kau was set ablaze causing massive displacement.
The conflict has been joined by pastoralists from Ijara District in North Eastern Province who fight with the Pokomo over the boundaries of Coast and North Eastern provinces.
According to hospital and police sources, at least four people have been killed and two bodies were recovered in Kilelengwani, Kipini Division.
But Coast PPO Agrey Adoli announced that only two people were shot dead in yesterday’s violence.
“Unfortunately two people were shot dead,” Adoli said but added that “six people were also injured in the violence and we have deployed security to the area led by the local DC David Kiprop who is addressing a baraza.”
The PPO admitted Kau village was razed down but downplayed it as a mere “manyatta”.