Governor Kuti condemns border row clashes with Garissa

Written By: KBC Reporter

Isiolo County leaders have condemned the destruction of property left behind by families that fled from Eldera Township following tribal conflict.

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The little town which sits along the volatile Garissa-Isiolo border has been the subject of frequent clashes over a protracted border row between the two Counties

The tribal feuds have seen at least three people killed in the two months even as area leaders calls for unity among the residents.

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The two Counties are engaged in a protracted border row as well as differences over water and pasture mostly affecting herders from the Auliyan community from Garissa and Borana community from Isiolo. Speaking at Eldera following a visit to determine the extent of damage, Isiolo Governor Mohamed Kuti said demolishing houses and destroying facilities at Eldera Primary School and Eldera Dispensary was unacceptable.

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Over 250 displaced persons who had fled the area to seek refuge in Garbatula are now expected to return to their homes.

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Isiolo North Member of Parliament Hassan Oda and Woman Representative Rehema Jaldesa said it’s unfortunate that schools remain closed something they say is a disadvantage to candidates who should be preparing for their national examinations.

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The leaders have however to resettle the IDPs and assured they will enhance security through the establishment of a Rapid Police Deployment Unit.


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