We are in a terrible time right now. On Tuesday night cattle raiders known as Gishus from neighboring country Uganda came at night killed one neighbor and snatched out more than 70 cows. Tension is now high in the area. Yet in this month, black quarter severely killed cows across the land. The sheep’s wool peeled out of their bodies and cracks all over their bodies of the affected ones and seriously dying across the area. Goats have been attacked by serious foot rot.
Pastor Sirwo’s mother and my wife have been attacked by a disease I have never seen before under their feet they complain as if they are stepping on fire, they don’t sleep I suspect it may be lack of shoes yet the mountain is very cold. The people of Kapsang’ forest attacked by serious fever and pneumonia mostly children and women.
Remember we are living in the forest where there is no hospital, no security and even veterinary services. This came into being from the intertribal disputes of 2006 at Chepyuk scheme between Dorobo/Ogiek and Sabaot, the Ogiek being few and weak were driven to the forest where they were before. As they ran for the refuge to top of mount Elgon interior to the forest, they are living there to then, the malicious group called Sabaot Land Defence Force (SLDF) grabbed the Ogiek’s land and killed hundreds of them. Thus we live in the forest to date.
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