Two men are dead following a clash in Enga over the sexual assault of a girl. The deceased men, each from separate sides of the dispute succumbed to multiple stab wounds inflicted upon them via bush knives in separate instances. Provincial Police Commander acting Superintendent George Kakas said that the clash occurred on 11 October after men from the Paipan sub-clan of the Lankep tribe allegedly accosted and robbed an adolescent girl from the Ambusi tribe, allegedly raping her before making of with 14 prize pigs estimated to be worth K20, 000. Ambusi tribesmen demanded compensation for the sexual offence and the return of the 14 pigs. These demands were not met, resulting in a bloody confrontation that left John Sole, 45, of the Paipan tribe (instigators) and Reuben Kom, 32, of the Ambusi tribe (victims) dead. Apart from the deaths, food gardens and other livestock were reportedly destroyed. Superintendent Kakas ensured that peace would follow suit as he had already dispatched a unit to quell the situation. He also stated that although a full report was pending his view, the culprits behind the rape would be apprehended and charged. The adolescent who was raped has received hospital treatment and has been reported to have been released to her family.
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