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Rutto tours Pokot, calls for an end to cattle rustling

16 December 2014, 10:35 Robert Chepkwony

Pokot - Council of Governors Chairman, Isaac Ruto has urged Pokot and Turkana communities to embrace peace which has been elusive for decades owing to cattle rustling menace in the semi arid parts of Baringo, Turkana and Pokot areas.

While touring Kolowa in Tiaty sub-County of Baringo County for peace talks, Ruto who is also Bomet Governor, called upon leaders and residents in the County to maintain peace during the festive season.

“I am here purposely to root for peaceful coexistence between Pokot and Turkana and other neighboring communities,” said the Ruto.

He urged residents of Kolowa to desist from the cattle rustling culture and instead learn to embrace development adding that the move would act as a solution to ending the cattle rustling menace.

The Governor further said that insecurity can never be solved when people are being killed aimlessly, saying the only solution to solving the menace is by empowering the people to protect each other and understand to live with each other in peace.

Read Also: MP asks Pokot, Turkana communities to shun cattle rustling

Tiaty legislator, Asman Kamama said the country needs a strong legislation to secure the country from terrorists.

“To win the terrorism in our nation, we need to have as a country a strong legislation to also enable us to fight against Al Shabaab,” said the legislator.

He also said that liberty cannot be enjoyed while insecurity is still a problem in the nation.

“For liberty to be enjoyed in this nation, we must as leaders toggle the issue of insecurity and make it a forgotten issue in our nation,” said Kamama.

Kamama told the residents of Pokot that the only solution to their problems is education, Christianity and peace and they should keep that in mind to develop their land.

He added that insecurity in the County brings marginalization and the communities should come together to ensure the County is at peace and for investors to invest more in the County.

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