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Former MP Serut wants police to arrest Cheparkach so he can name other criminals. Mt Elgon leaders have clashed on the best way wanted criminal Timothy Kiptanui Kitai alias Cheparkach, the leader of a criminal gang terrorising residents, should be handled by security agencies. Whereas the current MP ...
Dr. Badru Kiggundu, the former Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, who was recently appointed by the President to inspect the tourism roads in the Mt Elgon region has described the roads as unmotorable. The Chief Warden of Mt Elgon National Park Fred Kiiza says if the current roads are repaired ...

Mt. Elgon insecurity as armed attackers open fire at Malakisi. KTN Newsdesk | Friday 13 Apr 2018 3:52 pm. News Desk: Killings at Mt. Elgon could be land related as another person is killed and others injured.The attackers killed a number of animals in the area a few hundred meters from the nearest police station.
The troubled Mt. Elgon region is on the headlines again for all the wrong reasons this time the tables have been turned and it's the civilians reigning terror on the police. Tonight police are looking for five brothers who allegedly attacked and killed an AP officer Patrick Angurai who attempted to arrest them on ...
Police have arrested 14 out of the 17 wanted gang members who had been terrorising Mt Elgon residents. The criminals have been arrested during the first 30 days of a three-months curfew in the area. On March 6, Interior CS Fred Matiang'i ordered a 6am-to-6pm curfew following rampant attacks targeting ...
Elected leaders have expressed concern over harassment of Mt Elgon residents by security officers. The officers were posted in the region to enforce a curfew imposed by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i a month ago. The leaders said it was worrying that officers, who were expected to secure ...

The Senate will not allow "cosmetic recommendations" on ending the deadly violence in Mt Elgon, Bungoma county, Nairobi's Johnson Sakaja has said. Sakaja led a team of Senators in an assessment of security in the area on Wednesday. He said the Senate Committee on National Security, Defense and ...
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party's Director of Communications Philip Etale has blamed the government for the insecurity being witnessed in Mt Elgon. In a tweet on Sunday, Etale faulted the government for deploying more GSU officers to deal with the Miguna Miguna fiasco at JKIA instead of deploying them in the ...
From left, Mt Elgon MP Fred Kapondi, Lands CS Farida Karoney, Interior CS Fred Matiang'i and Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa during a peace meeting in Mt Elgon recently. [Duncan Ocholla, Standard]. A month ago, the Government imposed a three-month curfew in Mt Elgon Constituency after sporadic ...
A politician has filed a complaint over brutality by police officers enforcing the curfew in Mt Elgon, Cheptais subcounty. Evans Kiprotich said the Administration Police harassed his family and employees in Cheptais. Kiprotich has written a complaint letter to the Inspector General of Police, Independent ...
The Ogiek, an indigenous tribe living in Mt Elgon Forest say they are faced with a fresh round of evictions by the government to pave the way for the conservation of the water catchment area. The over 5, 000 members of the Ogiek community occupying the forest in Bungoma County expressed fear that ...
As Mt Elgon grapples with the emergence of a gang that has killed 35 people, residents long for a lasting solution to recurrent insecurity. Relative peace has taken hold after Interior CS Fred Matiangi imposed a 90-day dusk-to-dawn curfew, but residents fear it is the calm before another storm. The current ...
Security officers have extended the hunt for the suspected key leader of the killer gang in Mt Elgon to Uganda after two others were captured several days ago. The hunt for Mr Timothy Kiptanui Kitai, alias Cheparkach, who is on the run after a Sh1 million bounty was placed on his head, has been intensified.
Security officers have extended the hunt for the suspected key leader of the killer gang in Mt Elgon to Uganda after two others were captured several days ... as vengeful, ruthless and sly, is a primary school dropout who has been linked to several robberies in Mt Elgon and other towns in western Kenya.
Security officers have extended the hunt for the suspected key leader of the killer gang in Mt Elgon to Uganda after two others were captured several days ... as vengeful, ruthless and sly, is a primary school dropout who has been linked to several robberies in Mt Elgon and other towns in western Kenya.
All the LC5 Chairpersons from all districts that form Mt Elgon recently convened a meeting in Mbale and decided to put pressure on the Uganda Wildlife Authority to release the report or else they would allow people go back and resettle in the park. In May 2017, the Ministry of Lands together with Uganda ...
The eviction of more than 1,000 residents occupying public land and forest reserves in Mt Elgon region has begun. This follows an order by Lands Cabinet Secretary Faridah Karoney during her tour of the region in the company of her Interior counterpart Fred Matiang'i two weeks ago directing those ...

Bungoma county medics yesterday ran free medical camps in troubled Mt Elgon after reports emerged of a diarrhoea outbreak. Most hospitals, including main facility Kipsegon, were closed because of insecurity. Staff had also fled. Residents have been suffering over killings, rapes and attacks by a gang.
The eviction of more than 1,000 residents occupying public land and forest reserves in Mt Elgon region has begun. ... "We have asked all those occupying these lands to vacate as soon as possible because land remains the source of conflict in Mt Elgon, which is also one of the major sources in this country ...
Three Mt Elgon chiefs have been fired as the state steps up eviction of residents from government land and forest reserves. Benson Chemorion (Masaek), Thomas Satia (Emia) and David Ndiwa (Kubura) were sent packing on Tuesday. They are accused of colluding with criminals behind the killings in the ...
People also returned to their farms while businesses were also opened. But hospitals remained closed. Read : Two suspects arraigned, remanded over Mt Elgon killings. The facilities were closed after medics fled the area due to insecurity. Thirty people have been killed in Mt Elgon is attacks that have ...
Two top commanders of a criminal gang that has been terrorising Mt Elgon residents were arraigned in a Bungoma court on Monday, March 12. Alex Juma and Cleophas Sichei were arraigned before Bungoma senior resident magistrate Gabriel Omondi where they denied participating in the killings and ...
Two men linked to the deadly Mt Elgon killings appeared in court on Monday but did not plead to charges. There was tight security in and outside the courtroom as Alex Juma and Cleophas Sichei faced Bungoma Magistrate Gabriel Omondi. Prosecutor Monica Nyakiba said Juma and Sichei will face ...
Thursday was no ordinary day. It was an occasion to mark the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the world. But for Bungoma women in Mt Elgon, there was no satisfaction or rejoicing. As they gathered in Bumula on Thursday to take stock of their lives, they said they ...
Bungoma leaders have called upon Interior CS Fred Matiang'i to revoke the 90-day curfew in Mt Elgon saying it is ineffective. Senator Moses Wetang'ula, woman representative Catherine Wambilianga, and six MCAs made the call on Friday. Matiang'i last Tuesday ordered a 6am-to-6pm curfew in the area ...
A man in handcuffs. Police have arrested a key suspect linked to a killer gang in Mt Elgon, Bungoma County. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP. In Summary. Key suspect Timothy Kiptanui Kitai alias Cheparkach, is on the run after a Sh1 million bounty was placed on his head. Police believe he is ...
Mt Elgon gang leader's deputy arrested in Uganda. Mar. 09, 2018, 3:00 pm. By JOHN NALIANYA @jonaliash. Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i with western regional coordinator Anne Ngetich when they toured Mt Elgon. /JOHN NALIANYA. Facebook · Twitter · Google+ · WhatsApp · Email. An accomplice of the ...
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i with students after addressing a peace meeting in Kopsigon. [Duncan Ocholla, Standard]. Leaders have cautiously welcomed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Mt Elgon ordered by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i. Dr Matiang'i ordered the 90-day curfew on ...
Nairobi — Police have placed a Sh1 million bounty on the mastermind of the latest wave of killings in Mount Elgon area of Bungoma County. The suspect, Timothy Kiptanui Kitai alias Cheparkach, is believed to be behind the indiscriminate killings, especially in Cheptais sub-county, where the government ...
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i has declared a 90-day 6pm to 6am curfew in Mt Elgon following deadly attacks that have put residents on edge. Matiang'i made the announcement on Tuesday during a tour alongside Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa and their Lands counterpart Farida Karoney. "The curfew ...
Ministers Farida Karoney (Lands), Fred Matiang'i (Interior), Eugene wamalwa (Devolution) and Mt Elgon MP Fred Kapondi during a security meeting in Mt Elgon ... A Human Rights Watch official does not think a curfew is the way to go in Mt Elgon, which was declared disturbed after many fatal attacks.
Marginalisation and lack of representation is to blame for the recurrent conflict that has been witnessed in Mt Elgon region in Bungoma County, Senators have been told. Members of the Senate Devolution Committee heard that the fact that members of the Sabaot community who reside in the area do not ...
Timothy Kiptanui Kitai alias Cheparkach who is suspected to be the leader of an organised criminal gang in Mt Elgon region. PHOTO ... Police are offering Sh1 million bounty on a suspect accused of leading an organised criminal gang that is behind the spate of robberies and killing in Mt Elgon region.
State deploys forces to quell Mt Elgon violence, imposes curfew. Tuesday March 6 2018. Fred Matiang'i. Interior CS Fred Matiang'i addresses Mt Elgon residents on March 6, 2018. PHOTO | ISAAC WALE ... The government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the Mt Elgon region in a bid to curb resurgent violence.
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i has declared a 90-day 6pm to 6am curfew in Mt Elgon following deadly attacks that have put residents on edge. Matiang'i made the announcement on Tuesday during a tour alongside Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa and their Lands counterpart Farida Karoney. "The curfew ...
By SIMON NDONGA, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 6 – Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, his Lands and Environment counterparts Farida Karoney and Keriako Tobiko respectively are on Tuesday expected to tour the Mt Elgon region to solve a land crisis that has been persistent for the last 50 years.
Former Mt Elgon MP John Serut says the wave of killings in the constituency is not politically instigated, but revenge attacks among relatives. Speaking to the Star on the phone, Serut said politicising the problem worsens it. Interior CS Fred Matiang'i is expected to visit the troubled region today. Matiangi ...
Senators have cautioned the government against deploying GSU officers in the volatile Mt Elgon to enforce the 90-day curfew declared by Interior CS Fred Matiang'i. The legislators maintained that the police are capable to contain insecurity in Cheptais without involving the General Service Unit.
State deploys forces to quell Mt Elgon violence, imposes curfew. Tuesday March 6 2018. Fred Matiang'i. Interior CS Fred Matiang'i addresses Mt Elgon residents on March 6, 2018. PHOTO | ISAAC WALE ... The government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the Mt Elgon region in a bid to curb resurgent violence.
KNUT officials from Western region on Friday called on Interior CS Fred Matiang'i to move with speed and contain the spiraling insecurity in Mt Elgon, Bungoma County. Speaking in Eldoret town after attending the region's Kenya National Union of Teachers meeting, the Busia County KNUT Executive ...
Hundreds of families in Mt Elgon are camping in primary schools following attacks by criminal gangs that have terrorised residents since the year started. Most are camping at Kapkurongo Primary School for fear of being attacked by suspected members of the outlawed Sabaot Land Defence Force (SLDF) ...
Mt Elgon residents take refuge at Kapkirongo Primary School in Bungoma County on February 28, 2018. They fled attacks by suspected members of the outlawed Sabaot Land Defence Force. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...
There have been violent clashes in Mt Elgon for the last close to two months as unknown people have been raiding individual homesteads killing people. Deputy President William Ruto and Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i recently visited the volatile area and promised peace will be restored in the ...
Land disputes in Mt Elgon are traceable to the 1930s when the Sabaots were displaced from their ancestral land in Kitale plateau by White settlers. A report by the William Carter Land Commission thereafter recommended an 80,000 hectare-land compensation scheme to the community for the loss of their ...
Acquiring a gun in Mt Elgon is as easy as buying popcorn from a confectionary shop. Investigations by the Star reveal that the region is dotted by agents who sell guns to residents for as low as Sh40,000. One can also hire a gun for an assignment, at an average of Sh10,000 a night. Bullets, on the other ...
Something terribly wrong is going on in Mt Elgon Sub-County in western Kenya, where a number of people have been killed in attacks reminiscent of a past insurgency by a shadowy, ragtag military-type outfit. It took the deployment of the military to crush the so-called Sabaot Land Defence Force (SLDF,) ...
The Western Kenya Human Rights Watch Group yesterday released a report detailing the killings in Mt Elgon. The group implicated two politicians and security officers as being behind the sorry state of affairs in the region. In the report released in Bungoma named “Whats wrong with Mt Elgon”, the ...
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i and his Lands counterpart Farida Karoney will today visit the troubled Mt Elgon region. The visit follows a wave of crime in the area for the last two weeks. One victim of the violence is anxiously awaiting the dignitaries, whom she hopes will help her find the head of ...
Up till late 2016, Mt Elgon was a stable serene area, recovering from the hangovers of the maiming and killing of hundreds of people by the Sabaot Lands Defence Forces between 2006 and 2008. But a land registration plan to settle some landless people from Cheptais in the controversial Chepyuk ...
Hundreds of residents are fleeing Mt Elgon region following a renewed spate of attacks by suspected members of outlawed SDLF. FILE PHOTO | NATION ... Another resident, Emmy Chemutai, who lost her brother-in-law, said: “Here in Mt Elgon, we don't have adequate security any more. Even if you are ...


 

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