Rift Valley Regional coordinator George Natembeya has confirmed the arrest of politicians and local officials in connection to the Mau clashes.
Natembeya was speaking as he confirmed that the leaders were among the 16 people arrested after five people were reported dead following the clashes.
Thousands of people have so far been displaced in the region as a dusk to dawn curfew has been imposed by Nakuru Governor Kinyanjui.
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The 6 pm to 7 am curfew will be in place for five days with locals warned against moving around armed with weepons such as bows and arrows.
Peace talks are expected to commence on Monday led by the Rift Valley Regional Coordinator himself.
Residents have also been urged to return to their places with the police describing the region as under control since they were deployed.
Initially, a word of warning was sent to anyone that will caught causing the rift that they will not spared even if that person is a politician or not.