Friday, 15 July 2016
Police address some of the warring youths at Pimbinyiet on Friday, July 15, 2016. Clashes broke out between two neighbouring communities at Pimbinyiet at the Trans-Mara West-Trans-Mara East border following the killing of a young man on Wednesday night.
Fighting between the Maasai and Kipsigis communities dragged on late into the night Thursday following the killing of one person the previous evening at Pimpinyet border town.
A pupil is said to have sustained arrow injuries on the shoulder and was rushed to hospital for treatment during the revenge attack.
Earlier, a heavily armed band of gunmen attacked clients at a hotel at Pimpinyet, killing one man and critically injuring his colleague in the night raid, stoking new tensions between the two neighbouring communities.
On Friday, a contingent of officers from the General Service Unit, Administration Police and regular police were dispatched to the scene to quell the violence.
They were forced to shoot in the air to separate the warring youth.