MOGADISHU (Halbeeg News) – The Kenyan government has directed the local chiefs in Wajir County to work on ending the recurrent clan clashes that claimed lives of dozens of people.
Since the beginning of this month, ten people were killed in a retaliatory attack in ongoing inter-clan clashes over land in Wajir County.
According to Local media, three people were killed in the last two days.
Daily Nation, a local Newspaper based in Nairobi reported that a pregnant mother and her 13-year-old daughter are among those killed in the retaliatory attack.
Wajir County Commissioner Loyford Kibaara who spoke to the media said the government has given the chiefs from the Warring clans 24 hours to end hostilities between two clans.
“The chiefs were given 24 hours to disarm their respective clans and to hand over the perpetrators,” he said.
Mr. Kibaara said that a contingent of security officers have been deployed in the area to prevent further fighting.
The development comes a day after Northeastern Regional Commissioner Mohamed Birik said four chiefs linked to the clashes were arrested.