In Summary
  • The leaders have agreed to form several committees to address relevant and practical issues to end insecurity in their counties.

  • Governor Muriithi  said security is key to rapid, meaningful and social economic development in the four counties.

  • More than 20 security officers including OCPD of Laikipia West Merengo Muherai have been shot at and seriously injured while evicting illegal herders.

Elected leaders from Laikipia, Baringo, Samburu and West Pokot counties have resolved to bring stability to the volatile region.

In a daylong closed-door meeting on Sunday that was convened by Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi in Nyahururu town, the leaders decried the fact that insecurity in the counties has hindered development.

The leaders have agreed to form several committees to address relevant and practical issues to end insecurity in their counties.

Speaking after the meeting, Governor Muriithi said a practical and relevant approach is required to end the persistent menace.

The meeting was dubbed the ‘Amaya Triangle Initiative.’

Governor Muriithi  said security is key to rapid, meaningful and social economic development in the four counties.

Mr Muriithi said the leaders resolved to involve the public at the grassroots in all approaches to ensure a permanent solution to peace is  found.

GIDEON MOI

Earlier, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi who also attended the meeting said that it was important for the national government to engage local leaders in addressing the security problem in the counties.

“What the national government is doing is not always right, there is need to fully engage local leaders at the counties in solving the problem,” Mr Moi said, adding that as leaders they are committed to ensuring that peace prevails in their respective area.

While stressing on the need to respect the rule of law, the Baringo senator proposed that the locals be given alternative ways to improve their lives.

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