Tension remains high in Modogashe along the Garissa Isiolo border following skirmishes that left two people dead and one other injured prompting retaliatory attacks that left several houses razed down.
Lagdera deputy county commissioner Philip Koima said the clashes were being fueled by the lack of resources like water and pasture as drought continues to ravage parts of the country.
Confirming the incident, Koima said the authorities were working together to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book and called on the residents to maintain peace and shun retaliatory attacks.
Leaders from Isiolo County have condemned the incident and called for speedy investigations into the matter.
Isiolo County Woman Representative Rehema Jaldesa condemned the incident and called on the government to move in with speed and compensate the victims of the clashes.
“I strongly condemned such acts of insecurity and call upon the security apparatus to immediately calm the skirmishes and ensure the perpetrators of this heinous actions are brought to book. This is unacceptable and the government should compensate those whose property have been destroyed.” Jaldesa said.
The lawmaker added that the skirmishes were due to boundary disputes and historical injustices and urged Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiangi to immediately intervene and follow it up with the urgency required.
The attacks come barely days after the CS toured the county and held meetings with top security organs on the security situation.