Fresh revelations continue to emerge as a team of government officials visited Chebarus area in Turbo, Uasin Gishu County, a few days after a stand-off between Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) and civilians in a land dispute that left two people dead.
Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago, Turbo MP Janet Rotich and lawyer Katwa Kigen joined a team of officers from the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) at the scene of the Saturday tragic incident.
The confrontation was about a 5339-acre piece of land.
Joseph Birgen, a watchman at Chebarus Secondary School where the scuffle took place led the team to where spent bullet cartridges were left during the incident.
During the December 28, 2021, visit, the team interacted with the Chebarus Nine Farm committees which disclosed shocking revelations of the harassment meted on the locals by the soldiers from the Moi Baracks in Eldoret.
They were shown a 9 feet tunnel dug by KDF officers, which is alleged to have caused deaths of people and livestock.
The locals also decried frequent cases of arrests and torture.