West Pokot villagers flee homes after GSU officer's killing
SEE ALSO :Widow of ward rep wins seatAreas hit by an exodus of villagers on the Marakwet side include Kamelei, Kalya, Kabero, Kapsitotwo and Takar. On the West Pokot side, Kamelei, Tapach, Karawal, Serena have remained largely deserted. “Women, children and the elderly have been sleeping by the road since Tuesday,” said one of the residents, Vincent Kiprotich. Marakwet East sub-county police commander Vincent Kitili said security has been enhanced in the area. “The GSU, Anti-Stock Theft Unit and Administration Police officers are patrolling the area to restore calm,” Kitili said.
SEE ALSO :NLC told to end land rows in regionMr Kitili said police are following crucial leads to arrest masterminds Moday's attack. On Wednesday, Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos visited the area and appealed to the Interior CS Fred Matiang'i to step in and end the new wave of cross-border skirmishes. "The situation has become so dire that armed criminals are invading schools to flush out teachers and learners from certain communities," he said
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