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THE UNDYING RESOLVE TO PURSUE ELUSIVE PEACE IN VOLATILE TIATY

THE UNDYING RESOLVE TO PURSUE ELUSIVE PEACE IN VOLATILE TIATY. As volatile parts of Baringo continue to experience rising cases of insecurit...

THE UNDYING RESOLVE TO PURSUE ELUSIVE PEACE IN VOLATILE TIATY.


As volatile parts of Baringo continue to experience rising cases of insecurity, with the latest incident being yesterday which saw four people lose their lives in Kapedo, leaders from the area have resolved to pursue peace despite all challenges.



Led by Tiaty member of parliament William Kamket, the leaders have gone ahead to continue seeking for ways to bring to an end the animosity between warring communities which include Turkana, Pokot, Tugen and Ilchamus communities which have been carrying retaliatory attacks.



The local leaders together with the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), convened a meeting with elders today who will go to grassroots to persuade locals to embrace peace and bring to an end the attacks which have compromised peaceful coexistence in the region.



The elders drawn from Churo, Nadome, Silale, Kapedo and various parts of Tiaty, came together to discuss on ways of finding long lasting peace.


"Finding peace is not a one day affair and as leaders we will not loose focus and we will not be distracted by the attacks which are happening even amid these peaceful peace meetings" said Kamket.



He regretted that they are yet to enjoy the fruits of peace despite the numerous efforts to restore sanity in the region.


"We will not be distracted by those who are talking about boundaries, because if we start saying that this is my tree, this is my land then we will not achieve anything on matters peace" said Kamket.


Moreover, he stated that the blood of those who have perished will not go in vain and it will act as a springboard to a peaceul future.


Hassan Ismael, North Rift Director Inter peace, said that they saw it fit to incorporate the elders since they are in a better position to persuade their young men to abandon retrogressive cultural practices like cattle rustling.


According to Solomon Kapkoiyo, a Pokot elder, they are now going to talk with the elders from the other warring communities so that they can embrace peace.


The meeting comes barely a day after four people were killed by armed bandits in Kapedo as they were on their way to collect firewood.


A week ago Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya together with NOREB leaders held a peace meeting at Kapedo where attacks happened 24 hours later.

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