Wajir, Mandera leaders agree to end conflict

October 3, 2014 12:59 pm
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The pact was witnessed by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission Chairman Francis ole Kaparo/FILE
The pact was witnessed by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission Chairman Francis ole Kaparo/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 3 – Leaders from Wajir and Mandera Counties have now signed an agreement that seeks to end conflict between the Degodia and Garre clans that reside in the two counties.

The pact was witnessed by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission Chairman Francis ole Kaparo.

Kaparo said for peace to be achieved, the two communities required the goodwill of the entire leadership in two counties and the support of the National Government.

He warned that those perpetuating conflict will be named, shamed and face the law no matter their standing in society.

“We therefore require the goodwill of the media fraternity to discourage such evil schemes being perpetuated by leaders whose only interest is to see people killing each other like,” he appealed.

“There is no option for failure, we acknowledge that this will be a long process and the ceasefire is just a beginning of the peace process.”

The move comes after efforts to unite the two communities which were led by the interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku proved unsuccessful after attacks continued.

The conflict has led to loss of lives and properties of unknown value.

The chairman of Degodia Council of elders Ibrahim Hussein pledged commitment on the ceasefire agreement urging leaders to take responsibility and preach peace.

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