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Eldoret Archdiocese Bishop Cornelius Korir blames security units

By Peter Ochieng | December 28th 2015

Eldoret Archdiocese Bishop Cornelius Korir has blamed both county and national governments for taking too long to arrest escalating insecurity situations in the country.

Speaking in reference to the clashes between Maasai and Kipsigis communities in Olpusimoru that began on the eve of Christmas Day, claimed two lives and led to the torching of over 200 houses, Korir said the Government should put in place preemptive measures instead of waiting for massive damage to deploy security.

“It is unwise for the Government to wait for people to begin fighting so as to intervene instead of handling key issues that ignite fighting before they escalate into clashes,” said Bishop Korir during a church service at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Eldoret.

Korir, who also chairs the North Rift Peace and Cohesion Committee, said security agencies are vital in ensuring peaceful co-existence among communities and not just mandated with ending clashes that they could have helped arbitrate beforehand.

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