Hundreds flee home over Meru-Tharaka Nithi border conflict
Hundreds of residents from Mbeti village that borders Meru and Tharaka Nithi counties have fled to Mitunguu police station in Imenti South constituency Meru County amid fears that gangs could launch a new attack.
Angry residents left their homes early in the morning following threats by the neighbouring communities to attack them.
The terrified lot said they don’t mind spending cold nights at the police station until their security will be guaranteed.
“We left our homes early in the morning, don’t know the way about of our children and animals, we are afraid that they might be attacked”, one resident said.
Mitunguu Ward MCA Evans Mawira who went to the station urged the government to intervene over the prolonged border dispute.
The conflict between the two communities has been escalating. Last week a dispensary was razed down by unknown people.
A few months prior, a chief’s office and house were set on fire and two people were killed.
Residents have pleaded with Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof Kithure Kindiki to address the border issues before the situation worsens.
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