Peace slowly returns to Elgeyo Marakwet–Baringo border

By Marie Yambo

Calm is slowly returning along the  Elgeyo Marakwet – Baringo border after days of tension between two communities in the area.

This follows a joint security meeting comprising top security officers from the two counties of Elgeyo Marakwet and Baringo after clashes broke out between the Marakwet and Pokot communites last week in which two people were killed by suspected cattle rustlers, sparking retaliatory attacks.

Baringo county commissioner, Peter Okwanyo, said a suspect has been apprehended in connection with the attacks. He also assured residents of heightened security in the region.

Meanwhile West Pokot Governor, Simon Kachapin and his Baringo counterpart, Benjamin Cheboi have called on the government to investigate those inciting locals in the region.

The two governors called on communities living along the border to shun any inciting messages and uphold peace.

The two governors are scheduled to lead a peace caravan in the villages along the two counties starting this Monday.


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