Res­i­dents need Ke­rio Val­ley of peace, not death

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

The con­flict be­tween the Marak­wet and Pokot is well doc­u­mented and can­not be ig­nored. For many years res­i­dents of Ke­rio Val­ley have en­dured phys­i­cal and men­tal tor­ture, sur­viv­ing in fear, threat and ten­sion. The prob­lem has been cat­tle theft. Be­ing a marginalised area, the govern­ment should not take any longer to in­ter­vene and of­fer so­lu­tions to end the con­flict. Res­i­dents there need to en­joy their rights to life, safety and pro­tec­tion of their prop­erty just as in other parts of the coun­try. Politi­cians should also be held ac­count­able.

KASYOKA BEATTY Univer­sity of Kabi­anga

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