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Daily Nation : February 11th 2014
22 | County News EDUCATION | Form Ones in school DAILY NATION Tuesday February 11, 2014 BRIEFLY NYAMIRA 11-year-old dies in house blaze A boy with disability was burnt to death in Nyamira County when a house he was sleeping in caught fire. Lameck Nyambane Kerosi, 11, could not escape the blaze due to his disability. His mother Hellen Kerosi had gone to buy milk at the time of the incident. A lantern believed to have caused the fire at Eronge Village in Manga District was burning. Area assistant chief Jeremiah Ogendi Oiro dismissed claims that there was foul play. The body is at Nyamira District Hospital mortuary. HOMA BAY JOSEPH KANYI | NATION Parents accompany their children yesterday during admission of Form One students at Nyeri High School in Nyeri County. The High Court last week lifted a ban barring extracounty schools in the region from admitting Form Ones. TURKANA | Turkana herdsmen injured Two Ethiopian raiders killed by reservists The Merille had invaded Turkana village in a revenge mission over pasture BY BARNABAS BII firstname.lastname@example.org AND MERCY TUMKOU email@example.com T wo Ethiopians from the Merille community have died in a confrontation with Turkanas over pasture and water. Two Turkana herdsmen were seriously injured in the weekend incident. The raiders had invaded Kokuro division in Turkana North sub-county in what the police termed as revenge attack. “The raiders were shot dead in a fierce battle with Kenya Police Reservists and herdsmen,” said Turkana North police boss Bernard Nyakwaka. Some of the Merille raid- ers are believed to have escaped with bullet wounds in the weekend attack that has raised tension among pastoralists from the two countries. “The injured Turkana herds- men are receiving treatment at Lodwar Hospital,” said Mr Nyakwaka. Ethiopian raiders have killed more than 20 people in the past two months. An 11-year-old boy was shot dead by raiders at Kases Village in neighbouring West Pokot County. Area chief Joseph Korkimul said the raiders attacked Lodong’o Tomoley on his way home from a posho mill at Kases centre. “The boy was in the company of his friend who escaped unhurt,” he said. HOMA BAY 20 Number of people killed by raiders in last two months ‘‘ Villagers protest against mining firm Hundreds of villagers in The injured herdsmen are receiving treatment,” Police boss Bernard Nyakwaka Homa Bay County went on the rampage yesterday to protest against alleged exploitation by a company that has been mining iron ore in the region. They blocked all roads leading to Got Nyango, a hill where the Skylight Company’s mines are located, and vowed that they would not relent until the management of the firm reaches an agreement with them. Rachuonyo South deputy county commissioner Josephine Ouko said property belonging to the company was damaged. Sh700,000 bhang seized at roadblock Police officers have im- pounded bhang estimated to be worth Sh700,000 and a vehicle it was being ferried in. The haul comprised 656 stones and 10 kilogrammes. The security officers, acting on a tip-off, yesterday erected a barrier near Mirogi trading centre on the Sori-Rodi Kopany road and stopped the vehicle. The driver and a helper are said to have escaped into a thicket after the police flagged them down to stop. TRANS NZOIA Tension as farmers attacked over land Tension is high at Chepch- oina settlement scheme after three settlers were injured and six houses were burnt over the weekend. Consequently, Kwanza MP Ferdinand Wanyonyi asked the government to stop further escalation as county reps accused leaders of holding night meetings. The dispute escalated after some farmers were kicked out of the scheme, which is located along the Tran Nzoia/ West Pokot border. Area county chief Charity Chepkonga said police will be deployed in the scheme.
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