In Summary
  • Mr Aukot accused security forces of protecting Mr Kamket whenever he makes inflammatory statements.
  • Mr Lokiru said Mr Kamket's statement is calculated to scuttle the peace process spearheaded by other Pokot and Turkana leaders.

Tension is high in Kapedo on the border of Baringo and Turkana counties after Tiaty MP William Kamket said the resource-rich region is in his constituency.

This did not go down well with Turkana leaders, who said his statement was inflammatory and insensitive, given that the region is experiencing calm after years of bloodshed.

In a 45-second video clip that has gone viral, Mr Kamket threatens unspecified action against those who think otherwise.

Turkana leaders on Thursday called for stern action against Mr Kamket, saying his claim could derail a planned peace meeting by leaders from Turkana, Baringo and West Pokot to be held at Kapedo.

PEACE

The leaders — Turkana South MP James Lomenen, his Turkana East counterpart Mohammed Ali Lokiru, Kapedo/Napeitom MCA Willy Nalimo and Thirdway Alliance Kenya party leader Ekuru Aukot — told Mr Kamket to stop misleading the public.

“It is archaic and barbaric to undermine the peace that is prevailing between the Turkana and Pokot living in East Pokot, Baringo and West Pokot,” Mr Lomenen said, adding that Mr Kamket had shown himself to be a warmonger.

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