Government asks North Rift leaders to help in ending banditry

Interior Principal Secretary Dr. Raymond Omollo. [Standard]

The government has sought assurance from North Rift leaders that they will shoulder responsibility in the war against banditry.

Internal Security Principal Secretary (PS) Raymond Omollo said on Tuesday, March 14 that collective effort would be more impactful in helping end the terror.

"All we are seeking is an unwavering commitment to the peace cause. All these leaders have to bear responsibility, both individually and collectively," Dr. Omollo said during a consultative meeting with six North Rift MPs.

"Previous attempts to pacify the region have run into a wall of non-cooperation and resistance, it's not just hard force. We intend to deploy smart warfare and progressively deplete the enemy's fighting force. The area leaders have a lot of influence and we believe they are critical assets in this operation," added Dr. Omollo.

The MPs who attended the meeting are Julius Rutto (Kesses), David Kiplagat (Soi), Gideon Kimaiyo (Keiyo South), Abraham Kirwa (Mosop), Timothy Toroitich (Marakwet West) and Reuben Kiborek (Mogotio).