One killed, KCSE student struck by arrow in Kisii-Narok border clashes

KCSE candidate Thomas Singombe, 25, receives treatment after he was struck with an arrow during clashes between members of the Kisii and Kipsigis communities and the Narok-Kisii border, November 6, 2017. /ANGWENYI GICHANA

KCSE candidate Thomas Singombe, 25, receives treatment after he was struck with an arrow during clashes between members of the Kisii and Kipsigis communities and the Narok-Kisii border

One person was killed and eight injured in renewed clashes between members of the Kisii and Kipsigis communities at Olmelil area on Sunday.

KCSE candidate Thomas Singombe, 25, was among those who were injured during the skirmishes at the border of Narok and Kisii counties

Singombe, who was to start his exams at Ikorongo SDA Secondary School on Monday, was struck in the buttocks by an arrow.

This was when attackers from the Kipsigis community confronted his group as they pursued a group of cattle rustler.

Three animals were stolen from the home of ODM parliamentary aspirant Ezekiel Oira.

“We were attacked by a large group of Kipsigis youths. They outnumbered us forcing us to turn back but a hail of arrows arrows followed. Many people were injured,” the student said.

The casualties were treated at Gucha hospital in Keroka town and discharged.

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