By Sofia Ali
North eastern leaders have issued a stern warning to those instigating clashes that led to the death of seven people on the sixth of June this year.
Speaking in Nairobi, Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi condemned the robberies of livestock and killings that happened among the communities along Wajir-Marsabit border
Amidst those that lost their lives last week are four kids among other seven people that lost their lives during the clashes.
“As leaders from the northern community we have decided to talk in the same language, that we are not condoning any lawlessness of killing and looting of property. We are also calling on the police commissioner to enhance security in the region.”
Marsabit Governor Mohamed Ali reiterated the same warning those instigating the clashes that they will be dealt with. He further urged the warring communities to stay calm and stop the fighting to prevent loss of lives as they seek an amicable solutions.
The clashes comes amid Covid 19 that has crippled business in the North Eastern part of Kenya which relies significantantly on Livestock and agricultural production has been affected with the clashes.
A Report in one of the dailies indicates that The Tension continues to mount in the area as those affected by the fighting fled to Basir in the neighboring Eldas Sub-County.
Marsabit Governor Mohamud Ali who was among other leaders from the Northern frontier have all spoken in unison asking for a peaceful coexistance within the communities. “We will no longer condone further merciless killings of innocent citizens and banditry in the area, terming the clashes as lawless and interference to peace and development” said Governor Ali
other leaders present during the media briefing were Eldas Member of Parliament, Adan Keynan who called for an immediate stop to the tensions.
more than 100 households have been left homeless as tensions continue. the clashes begun last weekend and has seen most of the members flee to Basir village in the neighbouring Eldas Sub-County.