CS Matiang’i Calls For Peace In Nyamira, Narok, Bomet Counties

Written by on 27 February 2022

Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i has urged residents of Nyamira, Narok and Bomet counties to maintain peaceful relations amongst themselves ahead of the August polls.

Speaking during an interdenominational prayer meeting at the Ensoko border market on Saturday, the CS commended area residents for jointly working together to eradicate cases of tribal clashes that had plagued the regions for the better part of two decades.

“For those who know our history, we experienced violent conflicts from the 1970s to 1990s with relentless frequency. We thank God because in the past ten years, there have been no major clashes, save for pockets of squabbling,” the CS said.

Peace building efforts by the State and religious leaders, the CS said, have also played a part in mitigating cases of insecurity largely spurred by incidences of castle rustling, which were synonymous with the region in the past.

He specifically urged religious leaders to guide their followers in resisting political incitement to protect their neighbours from negative effects of the campaign season.

“Let’s not behave as if the world is coming to an end in August this year. We have children we are raising and we need to show them a good example in the manner in which we conduct ourselves. This is the time for us to live as a family and ensure our country remains united. Elections come and go,” he said.

CS Matiang’i likewise requested the church leaders to hold annual interdenominational prayers in order to augment peace building initiatives in the area, while promising that the government would reinforce border police posts along the counties’ borders.

“The instruction to our security agencies is to ensure the maintenance of the highest levels of peace and tranquillity, and ensure our people are safe throughout the electoral cycle,” the CS stated.

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