Moyale and Trans Mara Conflict Update As Of 6th September 2013
Since 15th July 2013 to date a total of 16 people have died, 15 causalities and at least 63 people rescued from their homes from Odda. Two children who were also missing were also traced by the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) Moyale team and linked back to their families. It is reported that an estimated population of 30,000 people have crossed the border to Ethiopia.
In addition, food supply was interrupted as most of the trucks got stuck in Turbi but as of Tuesday 3rd September 2013, the services resumed with the police providing security escort.
KRCS currently has a response team of two nurses, three nutritionists, two pharmacists, two clinical officers, one surgeon, one Disaster Management Officer, a Watsan Officer, a Branch Coordinator, 22 volunteers and 3 drivers. The ICRC is also supporting with 3 staff and 2 vehicles.
KRCS has been leading joint assessments in partnership with the County authorities and other stakeholders. Most of the displaced people have been integrated with relatives and friends as well as safe evacuation of other affected families and at least 15 injured taken to Moyale and Kakwa hospitals.
There are currently five medical outreaches in Goromuda, Hari Sako, Romeo, Kinisa and Qate. There are also increased security personnel leading to safer access within the town centre.
In Trans Mara
The area affected by conflict is Enkoiperriai and Lolgorian villages in Enkoiperriai location, Lolgorian division in Trans Mara West district within Narok County.
According to the area chiefs and elders, the tension building into conflict started when a 9 year old girl was killed, on Saturday 31st August 2013, and later another girl raped on Monday 2nd September 2013 leading to clashes between the two communities.
This conflict has resulted in the displacement of 194 families who are currently camping at Lokoria and Ongeserian police stations in Trans Mara.
The displaced persons include 77 children under five years old, 31 lactating mothers and four expectant mothers. The clashes have also claimed eight lives and three casualties.
The KRCS has been conducting assessments and have also distributed non-food items to the affected persons. Medical interventions in collaboration with the Ministry of Health have also commenced in the area.