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Hundreds of motorists were stranded at Suswa area along the Narok-Maai Mahiu highway on Wednesday morning after the road was barricaded by enraged villagers protesting the death of a 9-year-old girl. 

The over 1,000 locals, who held a night-long vigil at the scene while guarding her body, barricaded the road by lighting old tires on fire as well as using stones and twigs.

They accused the management of Kidong Ranch of digging deep trenches around the expansive property where the minor met her death on Tuesday evening.

According to a resident, after herding sheep, the girl tried to rush home but found the access road was impassable due to the size of the trench.  

She had tried to jump over it but it was too wide. The soil was also loose and it buried her alive.

Local residents halt traffic flow along the Narok-Mai Mahiu Road on September 30, 2020.George Sayagie | Nation Media Group

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