President Uhuru Kenyatta to visit Narasha in Naivasha over land dispute

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Nairobi, Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta will this afternoon address residents of Narasha area inNaivasha following a land conflict that was triggered by forceful eviction.

The Head of State will address a public rally at NarashaPrimary School grounds at 1pm and will be accompanied by Nakuru and Narok County leaders.

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The President’s tour to the area follows violence that was sparked by demolition of houses by hired youth backed by Administration Police officers.

Last Sunday, senior government officers were forced to flee for safety after angry Narasha residents attacked them, damaging vehicles.

The officers who included former Rift Valley PC Osman Warfa had to flee in their vehicles as the angry residents chased them from the area.

Some of the government vehicles had their windscreens smashed by stones as emotions ran high.

Efforts by the community leaders to contain the irate crowd were fruitless as they used all manner of weapons to attack the government officers.

Trouble started after the government officers from Nakuru County arrived as a prayer meeting for those evicted continued.

The officials had gone to hold talks with community over simmering row between them and Kengen over sharing of revenue.

The Maasai accused them for the eviction and demanded that they immediately leave the meeting terming them as traitors.-standardmedia.co.ke

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