Ke­rio Val­ley now safe, come back, lead­ers tell traders

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Rift Valley -

Fruit farm­ers in Ke­rio Val­ley con­tinue to count losses af­ter traders fled the area, fol­low­ing com­mu­nity clashes, cat­tle theft and ban­ditry.

Man­goes, or­anges, ba­nanas and toma­toes are rot­ting in the farms.

“We are ap­peal­ing to traders from Nairobi and other parts of the coun­try to come back to Ke­rio Val­ley,” Endo MCA Fes­tus Kirop said.

Peace has been re­stored and more po­lice re­servists have been de­ployed to the area, he told the press in Iten town.

El­geyo Marak­wet Agri­cul­ture ex­ec­u­tive Shadrack Yatich said peace has been re­stored in Endo, Sam­birir and Ar­ror wards.

“Let us not be scared by at­tacks. Ke­rio Val­ley is now calm and se­cu­rity in un­der con­trol,” he said.

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