Achoki further said that those arrested on Friday were set to appear in court in connection with the recent killings in Saku. Two weeks ago, four people, including three students, were gunned down near the abandoned Badasa Dam, while on their way home to Songa from Marsabit town at around 6pm. An elderly man was shot dead at Oriendel the following night, while four herders were shot dead while taking their animals to a water point at Jica at Kukoto area within Jaldesa/Badasa ward. Their killers wore jungle uniforms. The killings happened the same day Eastern and North Eastern regional security teams were scheduled for a peace meeting between Marsabit and Wajir residents at Badan Arero. Security personnel from Eastern did not make it to the meeting as their chopper crashed in Meru on their way to the venue. Last Thursday, a man was killed in the same area late in the evening. The National Cohesion and Integration Commission officials spent five days in Saku to assess the situation, with sources indicating they called for arrest of people behind the conflict.