Maasai, Kipsigis clash leaves two dead - Daily Nation

Death rocks Trans Mara as Maasai and Kipsigis fight

Monday February 13 2017


Police officers inspect a torched house in Pimbinyiet, Narok County, on January 8, 2017. Tension is high in Pimbinyiet following clashes between Maasais and Kipsigis. PHOTO | RUTH MBULA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Two men were shot dead on Saturday evening as fighting between the Maasai and Kipsigis communities at Pimbinyiet in Trans Mara West heightened.

Speaking on phone, Leboi Ole Munkei - Oronkai chief - confirmed the incident saying there has been fierce fighting between members of the two communities.

Earlier in the day, 10 houses were torched.

"Guns [shots] have rented the air with members of the two communities exchanging fire," he said.

He added that police officers were deployed to return calm in the area.

Last month, the county commissioner Moffat Kangi gave a two-week amnesty to residents to surrender unregistered firearms.

But so far no gun has been surrendered.

Also, Mr Kangi claimed some of the licensed guns holders could be allowing the guns to be used for criminal purposes.