CS Kindiki hold security briefing at Sondu; Gives directives on border conflict.
CS Kindiki hold security briefing at Sondu; This comes after there were clashes on the border, between luos and Kalenjins, that has left several dead and injured.
The cabinet secretary urged all residents who are grieved by anything, to present the matter to law enforcers, instead of taking matters into their own hands.
Kindiki stated,”Held a security briefing with Rift Valley and Nyanza Regions and Kericho and Kisumu Counties Security and Intelligence Committees and addressed a public baraza at Sondu Market, at the border of Kericho and Kisumu Counties,”
“All differences, be they social, political, religious, or community, can only be resolved peacefully and within the law. Violence and lawlessness can not be a solution to any dispute,” he added.
He further outlined that any individual who directly or indirectly influenced the border conflict, will be punished according to the law.
He stated,”Those who orchestrated chaos in Sondu Township on Wednesday, in the guise of border disputes between Kericho and Kisumu Counties, were criminals, whose acts cannot be tolerated or excused.”
Having said the above, the interior cabinet secretary assured the communities that peace will prevail from now on.
He stated,”The Government is ready to facilitate peace building and cohesion efforts between communities living in border towns. The culture of impunity must be stopped, and those keen on driving the country into anarchy through violence and wanton destruction of private and public property dealt with firmly and decisively.”