MP’s cousin killed, brother injured in clashes
30 August 2016, 11:21
Nairobi - Lagdera MP Mohammed Shidiye’s cousin has been killed at Eldere area at Isiolo-Garissa boarder in inter-community clashes.
Welly Dekhow was killed by armed militias while the MP’s brother Ahmed Shidiye was injured during the incident and hundreds of their livestock stolen.
The MP now wants the Francis Ole Kaparo led-National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to intervene over the rising tension between two communities living along the counties’ border.
He said although previous conflicts involving pasture and water were resolved there is likelihood that the coming general elections may further fuel the situation.
Shidiye said communities have unsuccessfully tried to resolve their differences through traditional mechanisms.
The MP asked NCIC to do more to promote peaceful co-existence between the two communities noting similar cases are likely to erupt during the current dry season.
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