Three lifeless in Isiolo county after conflict between armed herdsmen

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

FILE – Shepherds from Lagdera water their animals Photograph: /STEPHEN ASTARIKO

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Nairobi (AX) – At the least three humans have been killed following clashes between armed herdsmen from Isiolo and Samburu counties in Mlango vicinity.

Three victims continue to be hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

subjoined the confrontations, Isiolo County Governor Abdi Guyo has known as for the pressing repatriation of armed herdsmen from neighboring Samburu County who had camped within the Mlango vicinity looking for water and grazing land, sparking the present unrest.

Throughout the time of a peace assembly in Mlango on Monday night, Governor Guyo blamed the continued battle on the presence of armed herdsmen from Samburu County, citing plenty of atrocities dedicated towards the nearby host communities each and every dry season. Guyo reported the Samburu herdsmen violently graze, steal and kill earlier than returning to their dwelling county when it rains.

He added that even as lending a aiding hand to neighbors for the period of droughts has perpetually been effective, it’s not viable to achieve this if humans are killed within the procedure.

Leaders from the affected areas recognized armed herdsmen from neighboring Samburu and Marsabit counties as the foundation reason behind the violence, including that Somali and Turkana herdsmen strongly oppose the presence of herdsmen exterior the county. They reported it was inconceivable to divide the meager volume of grazing land that remained.

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