KerichoViolence has erupted in Kericho after matatu operators plying the Awasi route protested the stoning and damaging of matatus allied to the Wareng Sacco at Awasi in Kisumu county.

The matatu operators who barricaded the road said that they would flush out the members of certain community if the political stalemate between NASA and Jubilee were not resolved.

Anti riot police had a difficult time to clear the highway and commuters were forced to look for alternative routes.Shops and businesses in Kericho Chai zone also remained closed during the altercation.

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There has been tension in the area after one man was killed by arrows following clashes at the Kisumu-Kericho boundary after the October 26 elections.

The Governors of the two counties have tried to resolve the issues and have even asked the communities to intermarry so as to reduce the conflict among the Luo and Kalenjin communities.

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