16 February 2013

Tanzania: Fifteen Farmers Injured By Pastoralists

Fifteen farmers of Namelok Village in Kiteto District, Manyara Region have been injured in a brawl caused by a land dispute. In the incident, the Executive Officer of Ngeju village, Mr. Melau had his 10 teeth knocked out.

The injured victims were admitted at the Kiteto District Hospital. Two others including the Executive Office have been admitted at the Dodoma Regional Hospital. The nurse on call of Kiteto District Hospital, who preferred anonymity said the condition of the injured victims admitted in the district hospital was improving.

Manyara Regional Police Commander said that the incident occurred on February 7, this year after the pastoralists were aggrieved by a resolution to allocate a parcel of land for cultivation. Councillor of Namelok Ward Yohana Lebakari and the Village Chairman, Michael Thomas were arrested by police allegedly for causing the strife.

Copyright © 2013 Arusha Times. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.