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Tension High Along Mau Forest As Evictees Engage Police Officers

One boy has been badly injured in a renewed fight at the reclaimed Mau forest . The fight between security officers and the evictees started today after a small disagreement escalated to the fight .

As narrated by the residents affected by the fights , police officers from Chebitat camp in Sogoo took cattle belonging to one local from his compound and locked them up in their camp after the Mzee grazes them earlier in the forest . The locals were agitated by the act engaging the officers . 

The officers reiterated with live bullets badly injuring the boy as others sustained minor injuries .They claim that they had been allowed to graze their cattle in the forest land as they provide fencing services as agreed on a meeting between the area chief and themselves .

"The residents agreed to provide labour by digging holes and clearing points where those post will be erected.Also residents were allowed to graze peacefully for the mean time before the placement of berbed wire ," Cheruiyot said .

The Mau forest issue is emotive and has for long caused unending fights . Many lives have been lost as many suffer arrow and bullet injuries.

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Chebitat Cheruiyot Mau Mau Forest Sogoo


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