Fresh violence has erupted in Sondu along the Kisumu-Kericho border in Kenya due to a longstanding boundary conflict between the two counties. Two people have been killed and 15 others injured as anti-government protests have spilled over into the boundary conflict.
At the Nyabondo mission hospital, five people have been admitted with gunshot wounds, three with critical stab wounds, and four others with arrows lodged in different parts of their bodies.
One person has also died at the Sigowet sub-county hospital due to an arrow wound allegedly inflicted during the protests at Sondu. The situation has been tense for years with intermittent clashes between the two counties over the location of the boundary that demarcates them.
Kericho County Commissioner Michael Lesimam has confirmed the incident and expressed confidence in containing the chaos from escalating further. The situation is being monitored, and police officers are present to maintain order. However, residents fear that the situation could worsen, and more lives could be lost if a long-term solution is not found to resolve the boundary dispute.