Five people were killed and at least 10 injured after pastoralists from two communities clashed over water in Attan, Isiolo County, on Tuesday.
The pastoralists from Turkana and Samburu communities engaged in a nine-hour gun battle at a watering point in Attan.
Isiolo Deputy Commissioner Julius Maiyo confirmed that the four died at the scene while the wounded were taken to Isiolo Level Four Hospital. A fifth body was found at the scene Wednesday morning.
Mr Maiyo said security officers have been deployed to the area to avoid further clashes.
At least 100 children under five have also been admitted to the hospital.
“We have talked all to nurses who were away to resume duty due to the high number of children being admitted each day,” he said Tuesday.
“I call on patients to utilise the drugs we have given them and those who feel symptoms persisting should not hesitate to pay us a visit,” he added.
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Mr Komen said on Friday that the number of refugees to be repatriated will increase when the exercise resumes next week.
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Experts say climate change is ‘hard’ and ‘uninteresting’, so very few people pay attention to it, even in academia.
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