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Fostering peace amongst neighbours

By May 20, 2021 No Comments

The County government has engaged some peace coordinators and representatives of council of elders drawn from Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot counties.

The elders whose participation is key in resolution of conflicts and fostering peaceful coexistence along the Kerio valley attended the meeting chaired by County Secretary Mr Paul Chemuttut in Iten.

Mr James Kimisoi, an elder who led the team challenged regional governments to recognise the effective role of the elders in management of border conflicts along the Kerio Valley belt.

According to Mr Kimisoi, a herd of 16 cattle which had been stolen were being returned to their legal owner today following the elders’ intervention.

He called on the County leadership to seek investors who could join hands with the counties’ in undertaking massive irrigation activities along the Kerio Valley.

This, he said would go along way in ensuring farming is diversified and avoid the dependency on cattle keeping as the only source of income which would in turn lead to behavior change of the pastoral communities.

In attendance were Environment CEC Abraham Barsosio and Office of the Governor liason officer Jonathan Chesesio.