Tension grips farms following
Story by WANJIRU MACHARIA and GEOFFREY RONO
01. March 2008
Tension remained high at two farms in the Mau Summit area of the
clash-torn Molo District after three people were killed, nine
injured and more than 30 houses torched by raiders.
On Friday, residents discussed the Wednesday night incident in
groups at Haraka and African farms.
They could not continue with their various activities due to fear
A few residents, mostly women and children, fled the area for
safety in Molo and Nakuru towns.
The residents said the raiders struck at about 10pm and started
torching houses and attacking people.
Mr Irari Mugo said the raiders continued their orgy of torching
houses, hacking people and shooting them with arrows for close to
He said four people were rushed to Rift Valley Provincial General
Hospital in Nakuru and admitted with cuts and arrow wounds.
He said five youths were admitted to the Molo District Hospital
with similar injuries.
Youths from the two farms, Mr Mugo said, engaged the raiders for
more than four hours, with some of them sustaining injuries.
Mr Mugo said police took quite a while to respond to the residentsí
distress call and that by the time they arrived, more than 30
houses had been razed.
Two ODM members of Parliament have asked the Government to
urgently disarm youths in Transmara District said to be in
possession of illegal firearms to end ethnic animosity in the