Turkana, Pokot Residents Vow to End Banditry

Turkana, Pokot Residents Vow to End Banditry

This follows a leaders’ meeting chaired by President uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto last week in Statehouse, Nairobi.

According to the speakers who were present in the peace caravan at Nasal in Pokot and Lorengipi in Turkana, the Head of State proposed that the only way to end the menace was through dialogue.

The Governors of Turkana Josphat Nanok, Baringo’s Benjamin Cheboi and Simon Kachapin of West Pokot accompanied their colleagues to the two areas where they agreed to tackle the banditry problem head-on.

Rift Valley Regional Commissioner Osman Warfa together with local administrators from the four counties represented the national government.

Other peace meetings will be held in Lorogon, Turkana South and Lochakula in Turkana East.

The peace caravan will continue for a week and will conclude in Baringo.

The meetings are meant to address the biting cattle rustling problem.

Speaking at Lorengipi, West Pokot Senator John Lonyangapuo urged the Pokots and the Turkanas to foster peace and hold hands in accord as a sign to end the conflict.

In addition, Lonyangapuo appealed to the residents not to be involved in the clashes over boundaries and instead delegate the matter to the Government and leaders.



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