Tension in between Kuria-Maasai as houses torched in border with Narok

By MN Reporter

Tension is high between Kuria and Kispigis tribes over land clashes.

On Wednesday evening, Ghati Mugendi three huts, farm harvests and other households items were burned down by suspected arsonists.

“I have lost everything. I don’t know what to do and where to begin from,” wailed Mugendi.

She said she lost her husband in similar attacks.

Kilgoris Divisional Police Commander David Wambua said the attack followed a land dispute between the communities.

“We are aware of what happened today(Wednesday) is caused by a land dispute between the two communities living here,” Wambua said.

The Police boss said that police officers are on the ground and the situation is under control.

Members of the Kuria community who live in the area claim they are being forced from their lands by Kipsigis residents who allegedly claim ownership of the land.

On the other hand, the Kuria claim to have bought the lands and settled there.