Deploy the Military to Stop Militia-Marakwet West MP
Marakwet West Member of Parliament Timothy Kipchumba has condemned the recent banditry related killings in the volatile Kerio Valley.
Speaking to the press Kipchumba said the attacks are unfortunate and should be condemned with the strongest terms possible.
This comes after bandits believed to be from Tiaty ambushed Soko Bora residents, leaving one person dead and another one seriously injured.
“Kerio Valley is under the command of Militia. This is my call to the President, our people, my people, voted for you 100% with the hope that your presidency will protect their lives and property, you have not,” said the vocal law maker in his address to the media.
Mr. Torotich further advised the president to act on the insecurity issue with the force that it deserves in order to root out the gun welding bandits.
” It is unfortunate that the militia has now dared Dr. William Ruto’s presidency. He needs to act now by deploying military to stop the militia,” he stated.
Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Wisley Rotich and Catholic Diocese of Eldoret Bishop Dominic Kimengich also visited the valley on Tuesday to assess the situation.
Speaking to the media, governor Rotich lauded the church for being on the forefront in battling with insecurity.
“I would like to commend efforts by our religious leaders in promoting peace along the Kerio Valley. I welcome all religious leaders to join us in preaching peace along the Kerio Valley even as we seek other interventions,” said governor Rotich.
“We condemn the heinous act at Soko Bora where bandits ambushed and killed our hardworking and vibrant young man while injuring another. There is no benefit to shedding innocent blood.
We shall never get tired calling for brutal disarmament to remove all illegal guns in the region,” he added.