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Wednesday, March 9, 2022 – A Pokot warrior claims that Deputy President William Ruto has been supplying the Tugen community with arms, as banditry attack in the area escalates.

Speaking in an interview with one of the local TV stations, the heavily armed warrior accused the Government of neglecting them and alleged Ruto is among the politicians who are fuelling the conflict between Tugen and Pokot communities.

He alleged that Ruto gave over 200 guns to Tugen warriors to attack the Pokot community.

“Bunduki iko Mingi sana hapa( there are plenty of guns in Baringo),” he said during an interview with NTV.

Over the past two months, an estimated 1,000 families have been forced to flee from their homes in Baringo because of recurrent conflict between the local Tugen and Pokot communities.

Residents blame the escalating conflict on politics ahead of the August 9th general elections.

The Pokot also blame the Tugen, and an insufficient government presence in the region, for the violence.

“The police have lost the battle. They are scared and gangs of bandits roaming in Baringo, Pokot, and Turkana are very confident. 

“They know the police are few. They are bolder and can now kill the police at will,’’ a resident of Pokot said in an interview.

Listen to the Pokot warrior accusing Ruto of fuelling the violence.

The Kenyan DAILY POST.

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