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Intermarriage Bill proposed to curb conflict

19 August 2013, 14:24

Nairobi -  A Bill encouraging residents to intermarry has been drafted by a member of Baringo County Assembly, in a bid to foster unity among communities, in a bid to foster unity among warring Pokot, Tugen and Ilchamus communities.

The proposed legislation by Kabarnet ward representative Johana Chebon, has been necessitated by the frequent attacks that have resulted in hundreds of deaths and displacement of families in the region, The Standard reports.

The communities have been in conflict for ages with the Pokot accused of raiding and stealing animals in villages occupied by Tugen and Ilchamus, and Chebon says that intermarriages between the communities was a sure way of bonding and bringing peace.

- For more visit The Standard

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