North rift leaders sign peace accord to end conflict

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North rift leaders have signed peace accord in a bid to end conflict and stop banditry activities that have seen several people killed and property lost.

The historic event held at the Chesogon market at the border of West Pokot and Elgeyo Marakwet was witnessed by elected leaders from Marakwet and Pokot and hundreds of residents from the two communities.

Chesogon Market had been closed for seven years due to the perennial bandit attacks.

West Pokot governor Prof John Lonyangapuo said that it was time that the residents of the two communities start doing business together and continue with their social life.

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Lonyangapuo said that as political leadership they will continue partnering with the Elgeyo- Marakwet counterparts in ensuring that several projects that had stalled due to the conflict are revived to boost development.

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