Politicians want warring N. Eastern communities disarmed
24 June 2014, 15:20
Nairobi - Members of the National Assembly and Senate from the North Eastern Region have asked the government to disarm conflicting communities in Wajir and Mandera counties.
The MPs said security officers from the Military, General Service Unit (GSU) and Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU) should be deployed in the conflict zones to conduct the disarmament exercise.
While condemning the recent inter-clan conflicts that left more than 50 people dead, the MPs asked the government to beef up security by deploying more security officers on the ground in all the affected areas.
In a press statement, they asked that the displaced families be resettled while the Ministry of Devolution provide humanitarian assistance in terms of food and shelter to the people who were affected.
“The Inspector General of Police should arrest and bring to book all people behind the heinous killings that have been going on for the last eight months, regardless of their status, including elders, political leaders and businessmen who are involved,” the politicians noted.
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