Governors urge government to curb insecurity along the Kisumu-Kericho border
09 April 2014, 21:59
Homa Bay - Homa Bay Governor, Cyprian Awiti has appealed to the Government to deal conclusively with insecurity challenges between the Luo and Kalenjin communities living along the Kisumu-Kericho County border areas.
Awiti asked President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy William Ruto to move faster to forestall conflicts arising from persistent cattle theft especially along the Nyakach-Kericho and Muhoroni-Nandi South.
Speaking during a funds-drive for Uzima SDA Church at Kanyakwar village in Kisumu County on Monday and presided over by Deputy President William Ruto, the Governor said he was confident that the two leaders would act in this regard.
Governor, Jack Ranguma also called for the restoration of peace and brotherly love which has existed for decades between the two communities who even traded with each other despite supporting different political parties.
“We need to restore the sanctity of human life among the two communities by first arresting the criminal elements behind the cattle theft menace and at the same time protect the lives of innocent people caught up in the conflict.
Ranguma said leaders from both sides of the divide must take up the challenge of ensuring that the two communities rediscover peace by working together to ward off criminal elements from the area.
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