NAROK-KISII BORDER CLASHES
Kisii Governor James Ongwae and his Narok counterpart Samuel Tunai are planning a joint peace meeting at Olmelil along the Kisii-Narok border following renewed clashes. The date is yet to be announced. Speaking to the Star on the phone yesterday, the two governors said the meeting aims at bringing together the warring Kisii and Kipsigis communities that have been engaging in conflict since the beginning of this year. The conflict has been quelled several times, but retaliatory attacks are sparked by disagreements and stock theft. Ongwae said even though security is a national function, he had set up a date to meet Tunai so they ensure that members of the Maasai, Kipsigis and Kisii communities live in harmony. Tunai said leaders are concerned about the conflict and are working with the state to address the root cause. Their remarks came after residents of Olmelil accused them of ignoring them since the conflict began early this year and leaving conflict resolution to the national administration officials.