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Two people killed in border clashes

EASTERN
By Stephen Nzioka | July 7th 2020

Two more people were killed yesterday in a clash between two communities at the border of Makueni and Kajiado counties.

The number of those killed in the past three days now stands at four people in the disputed Mikululo area located in Kibwezi West Constituency. To the west of the ranch is Ilukulenyeti in Kajiado East Constituency.

One person is nursing serious injuries at Makueni Referral Hospital.

Florence Nduku, whose son and neighbour were killed in the latest incident, said the attackers struck in the middle of the night armed with spears and swords demanding to know why they had occupied the land.

“Since February, I have been living here in peace. Yesterday, I arrived at home from work at around 6pm and we stayed here with my two children together with a neighbour,” she said.

She said they were living in fear after an attack the previous night, adding that was why they had invited their 70-year-old neighbour to come over and keep vigil together.

“We retired to bed around mid-night. Before we could settle to sleep, I saw a group of armed men approaching. They accessed the house by destroying the wall. They asked why we had occupied their land,” she said.

 Nduku said that she escaped as the attackers concentrated on her two sons and her neighbour.

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When she returned the following day, she found her son, 18, and the neighbour dead.

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