Police evict herders from disputed farm

Anti-riot police evicted hundreds of herders from a 2,400-acre farm the Government bought in Narok to resettle displaced persons.

Police also flushed out a group of farmers who had planted crops in the farm at Mau Narok, which locals have claimed is their ancestral land.

Since the farm was bought from a prominent wheat farmer last month, there has been a standoff between the community and the Government over the resettlement of IDPs on the land.

Beacons put in the farm by surveyors have been removed and the farm is now under police surveillance.

Riot police thwarted plans by members of the Maasai community to demonstrate at Tipis Centre to press the Government to cancel the deal.

Administration Police arrested and briefly held journalists who had sneaked into the expansive farm. They also restrained photojournalists from taking pictures, claiming they had orders from their seniors not to allow them into the farm.

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