Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o has called for peace along the Kisumu-Kericho border to embrace co-existence between the two tribes.
“I want to appeal to politicians from the Kericho side to hold barazas and ask their people to lay down their arms and give peace a chance. On our side, we are already talking to our people to embrace peaceful co-existence with their neighbours,” he said
The news follows a growing tension that started three days ago leading to the death of two people following allegations that people from tribe were stealing livestock from the other tribe.
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“Several people have been injured, a house burnt, and property of unknown value destroyed in Nyakach following raids by youths armed with poisoned arrows.
Photographs taken at the scenes are chilling. Hundreds of people continue to flee their homes, especially in the worst affected areas of Jimo and Kasaye,” said the Governor
According to Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o, the conflict has greatly affected economic activities in his county as he accused the Interior Ministry of doing nothing when they receive intelligence reports everyday.
“It is disappointing that the Ministry has not contained these flights, three days after the tensions started building along the common border.
If it was about stock theft, where were the officers from the Anti-Stock Theft police Unit, stationed not far away from the border? Have they arrested the culprits?” lamented Nyong’o