Security Team And Locals Hold Peace Forum In Laikipia

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The multi-agency security team in Laikipia, Kenya's Rift Valley, joined community leaders at Nagum primary school for a peace meeting convened by Deputy County Commissioner Kirima Sub-County.

Participants at the meeting were drawn from Nagum, Olmoran, Kirima, Lonyiek, Dam Mawe, Dam Mbili areas, and a Laikipia Nature Conservancy (LNC) representative.

The day's session was chaired by the area Assistant County Commissioner, Mr. Julius Nyaga, and attended by security representatives officers from Kenya Defence Forces, National Police Service, and National Government Administration officers (NGAO).

Through their representative, Mr. James Far, Laikipia National Conservative, affirmed that the LNC is ready to collaborate with locals living in the environs of the ranch for peaceful coexistence between the farmers and Pastoralists.

The LNC Management has plans to roll out a grazing scheme that will require residents to register for accountability. The pastoralists will be issued with tags for easier identification and to prevent the locals from stealing from each other.

Security teams present at the meeting used the forum to educate and sensitize the residents on matters concerning the forthcoming general elections.

In closing remarks, the Assistant County Commissioner, Mr.Julius Nyaga, urged residents to live peacefully even as they prepare for the General Elections.

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