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Raila calls for ceasefire in troubled Bomet-Nyamira border

The opposition has accused the government of failing to restore peace in areas hit by cattle rustling and called for a cease-fire between the warring communities.

This comes at a time when several houses were reportedly torched along Sotik-Borabu border at Ikorongo and another fierce fight among the Marakwet and Pokot communities.

Led by Raila Odinga on Monday just a few kilometers from Ikorongo, they urged the communities to live in harmony and desist from the outdated culture.

“The Jubilee government has failed to tame cattle rustling. That is a primitive culture that needs to be done away with. I call upon all the warring communities both in Kisii-Bomet and in North Rift to desist from killing each other as we look for a long-lasting solution,” he said.

“The government knows the people responsible yet no action has been taken. We need to see serious action taken against the culprits so that to restore calm,” added Kitutu Masaba MP Timothy Bosire.

Governor James Ongwae condemned the recent displacement of people along the border and said his government will compensate victims by building them houses.

“It’s unfortunate to see people who have been living together rising against each other. My government will ensure those who were displaced as soon as possible,” he said.

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