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Kenya: Inter-clan clashes in Narok and Nakuru counties September 5-12

Intercommunal clashes in Nakuru and Narok counties September 5-12; at least five people killed

14 Sep 12:28 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 9/14/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/18/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Nairobi). COUNTRY/REGION narok County, Nakuru county
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Event

Clashes broke out in Eastern Mau (Nakuru county) and Narok South (Narok county) September 5-12. According to reports, at least five people were killed in the fighting, which reportedly took place between two clans fighting over land rights in the Mau forest. Additional security forces have been deployed to the area; nevertheless, further clashes are possible in the coming days.

Context

The government plans to evict more than 40,000 settlers living in the Mau forest in a bid to restore the local water tower. However, one of the communities reportedly continues to occupy one of the disputed forest parcels, while the other has been flushed out.

Advice

Individuals in Narok and Nakuru counties are advised to monitor the situation, remain vigilant, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

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