- January 31, 2021
- Posted by: Grace Adhiambo Orao
- Category: Activity 3.3
muhoroni -Nandi border conflict
The Luo and Nandi communities dispute the exact boundaries of the Rift Valley and Nyanza areas around the Muhoroni area. The Luo claim their boundary stretches up to the escarpment while the Nandi insist it is only up to the railway line. Each community claims the disputed land belonged to their ancestors and therefore still belongs to them.Tension and intermittent clashes have adversely affected the growth of centers such as Kibigori, Chepsueta, and Chemase and slowed farming activities. For example, the Potopoto farm in Kibigori area, one of the most contentious areas, has previously deployed armed youths to guard the land.These boundary conflicts are exacerbated by national politics and voting patterns. Politicians have been accused of using the conflicts to create ethnic tensions ahead of elections.