The multi-agency security team on Tuesday held a peace meeting and dialogue in Tiaty, Baringo County, Kenya's Rift Valley.
Ing brought together the Tiaty East Council of elders, religious leaders, youth representatives, business community representatives, and local administrators.
Discussions in the meeting, which Baringo County Commissioner Mr. Abdirisack Jaldesa chaired, centered on mutual cooperation and provision of support to the government officers, particularly the security entities deployed within the entire Baringo County, to end incidents of banditry and killings among the neighboring communities.
Speaking during the session, the County Boss appreciated the role of security troops within the county and noted that to restore sustainable peace and coexistence, education, religion, and infrastructure must be embraced.
The County Police Commander, Mr. Adamson Bungei, urged the council of elders and peace ambassadors to sensitize the locals on the importance of peace and encourage them to surrender illegal firearms to the authority.
Mr. Bungei promised to embark on a recruitment drive of community-based National Police Reservists in Baringo County to help resolve security issues, especially along volatile borders.
Baringo county is one of the regions in Kenya that has been affected by insecurity due to rampant banditry. Many have lost their cattle, and several lives have been lost during the armed attacks. However, the Kenyan government deployed security officers in the area to restore peace.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.