Leaders from the greater Turkana County have renewed calls on the government to act on the rising cases of insecurity and banditry attacks in the region.
Led by Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok, the leaders have also petitioned the senate to prioritize the passage of a bill that seeks to address perennial conflicts along the Turkana-Baringo common border.
A somber mood engulfed Kapedo in the disputed Baringo-Turkana border during the sendoff of 19 people who died in a fatal road accident last week.
The sad incident saw a convoy ferrying the bodies attacked by bandits on Sunday evening, forcing police officers to escort the mourners.
Even though the deaths of the 19 was no as a result of a banditry attack, the undertones of speakers in the funeral spoke of tribulations endured by two communities living within the region.
The leaders took a swipe at the government for allegedly failing to find a lasting solution to the runaway insecurity in the area.
The deceased were involved in an accident while traveling aboard a police lorry.
Thirdway Alliance leader Dr. Ekuru Aukot while eulogizing the dead, blamed the insecurity for forcing the residents to travel in police lorries.
Turkana East MP Muhammed Ali and his Turkana South counterpart James Lomenen were among other leaders who attended the burial ceremony.