The problem of herdsmen evidently isn’t limited to West Africa as reports reaching us have it that not less than ten persons have been killed and several others injured after two groups of Kenyan herdsmen clashed in Kom, Isiolo County of Kenya.
Nation.co reports that the clash which was over grazing land, was between Isiolo and Samburu herders.
Merti Deputy County Commissioner, Julius Maiyo who confirmed the incident, said that several people might have been injured in the Sunday morning encounter.
According to the police boss, Isiolo herders are said to have attacked their Samburu counterparts after they invaded their grazing areas without permission. Police officers have been dispatched to the area to restore normalcy.
Clashes orchestrated by herdsmen are becoming endemic across Africa. In Nigeria, clashes between herdsmen and local farmers have become widespread. Several state governments have read the riot acts to herdsmen in their states even as others earmark lands for grazing. In Ghana, clashes between herdsmen and local farmers have also been reported.