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Turkana MPs questioned for inciting public

Turkana County MP Cecilia Ng'it speaks to the media outside the Nakuru DCI offices

Turkana East MP Nixon Ngikolong has lashed out at his Tiaty Counterpart William Kamket for fueling the conflicts in the North, as the Law makers were questioned for inciting the public.

Ngikolong accused Kamket for fueling conflicts in the North by implying that Kapedo belonged to Baringo and not Turkana County, regretting that the remarks were causing ripples in the region.

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“The Senate Committee (on boundaries) cannot go to a village and tell the villagers that this is your boundaries. The Pokots are welcome to live in Kapedo and anywhere else in Turkana County,” calling on the residents to continue being peaceful as before.

He noted that he was a peaceful Kenyan, accusing Kamket of roaming across counties speaking about illegal guns in Laikipia, Isiolo, Baringo, Turkana and Samburu Counties.

“The Ministry of Interior should stop duplication of Sub locations, sub Counties, divisions and location was not in order. The headquarter for Tiaty cannot be in Kapedo, unless you want the area bordering Kapedo to be called the Baringo- Kapedo just like we have Busia in Uganda,” he added, calling on the DCI to also summon Kamket’s spouse to shade more light on the boundary issues.

Ngikolong who together with Turkana County Woman Rep. Cecilia Ng’itit, were this morning questioned at the Nakuru DCI offices over incitement before they were released, pledged to cooperate with the investigating officers, for a lasting solution.

“As we speak, there are conflicts happening in parts of Turkana East and South, it is no longer issues of cattle rustling but land as a section of leaders seek land to form new counties and sub-counties.”

“Some war lords have been lying to their people that some boundaries will be shifted to make Kakuma or Lodwar their headquarters because they think we are children of a lesser God,” regretted Ng’itit, noting that displacement of communities will not continue.

He called Interior CS Kithure Kindiki to bring this matter to rest once and for all, as insecurity had destabilized the North, with students taking their national examinations outside their home areas for fear of banditry attacks.

“We are living peacefully with people from other countries and are the county with the largest refugee camp in the country, an indication that we love peace,” added Ng’itit.

Last week, Tiaty legislature William Kamket appeared before the DCI in Nakuru and was questioned over hateful remarks.

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