Kalenjin Elders Want to be Involved in Ending Insecurity in Kerio-Valley
Kalenjin Elders from Uasin Gishu now want the government to include them in ending insecurity in the volatile Kerio Valley.
This they say, will help in restoring peace and order in the affected regions where fighting has been the order of the day.
“We are calling on the Ministry of Interior and Administration of National Government to factor us in the plans to curb this issue of insecurity that has threatened the country’s peace and stability,” said Kalenjin elder Major retired John Seii.
There have been increased cases of insecurity in Kerio Valley and the areas bordering Laikipia, Samburu, North Baringo, Turkana, Elgeyo Marakwet, and Pokot counties.
“There is one important stakeholder when it comes to finding a solution to these matters involving the youth on insecurity and banditry. The elders have words and a role to play and I would like to ask the national government, especially the Ministry of Interior and Administration of National government to bring the elders on board to help curb insecurity in the area,” added Major retired John Seii.
The elders further claimed they can help with relevant information that can be useful to ensure there is peaceful coexistence in the region.
“Elders have very important information even if we will not get engaged in the field. Please CS interior Kithure Kindiki call for a meeting with the elders, particularly from the regions affected because we have relevant information. Our aim is to ensure that insecurity is a thing of the past to end and our people to live peacefully hence lives will not be lost no more.” noted John Seii.