Leaders launch peace meeting in serach of elusive peace in Kerio valley
SEE ALSO :Schools in troubled regions to reopen“We shall then head to our respective constituencies meeting locals, farmers, traders, elders, youth, clergy among other community members for two days before holding a joint meeting at Chesegon where the two communities will ratify the peace treaty and inaugurate a common implementation committee to enforce the resolutions,” said Mr Bowen. He said they will no longer entertain boardroom meetings that were prevalent before but are now encouraging village meetings since peace building should bring all and sundry on board. “We are also looking forward to form joint SACCOs for the two communities and a cooperative society besides buying water pumps for reformed cattle rustlers to encourage farming and foster peace and cohesion among the warring community,” said the lawmaker. The MP regretted that relentless insecurity in the Kerio valley was steadily locking the region into a warzone making investors shun the area as others already in operation have deserted their projects. “Kerio valley is one of the productive regions in the country but without peace, all is futile. We are focused in opening up the region and develop and enable the residents enjoy what God gave them because they have all known battles for decades,” he said.
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