Leaders Must Spearhead the Peace Process, DP Ruto Says


Mr. Ruto said leaders in the area were well placed to end insecurity problems occasioned by cattle rustling activities by preaching peace and harmonious relations among communities in the area.

Speaking when he handed over a school bus at Kapsangar secondary school in West Pokot County on Saturday, the Deputy President urged leaders in the area to put aside their differences and work together in searching for lasting peace along the Kerio Valley.

“Insecurity is taking us back. Leaders should work together with our security agents to end these problems once and for all for the sake of peace and development,” he said.

“As leaders we should take the lead in the fight against cattle rustling among other outdated practices which undermine peace and development efforts,” added the Deputy President.

He said the Government plans to improve infrastructure, agriculture, health among other areas will only benefit the people if they embrace peace among themselves and with their neighbours.

“I wish to make a passionate appeal to all leaders in Samburu, Turkana and West Pokot among other areas in the country to put aside their differences and take a common stand on matters of security,” he said.

 

Identifying criminals in the country

“We should all know that security matters are collective responsibility that each and every one of us must participate if we are to get rid of criminals amongst us.”

He said the war against acts of lawlessness should not be left to police alone noting that security officers could not be everywhere to identify the few criminals undermining peace efforts without the support of the public.

The Deputy President who was accompanied by Governor Simon Kachapin (West Pokot), MPs Asman Kamama (Tiatiy), David Pkosing( Pokot South), Joel Onyancha (Bomachoge) and Kabando  Kabando (Mukurweini) said the Government was committed to uniting all Kenyans.

The MPs supported the ongoing efforts aimed at bringing together all parties affiliated to Jubilee coalition under the Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP).

Mr. Pkosing and Mr. Kabando said the move was aimed at uniting the country through establishment of a party with national outlook.

“We have won Kabete parliamentary seat and another ward in Kajiado County under JAP. This is a clear demonstration that we are on the right track as we approach the 2017 general election,” said Mr. Pkosing.

Governor Kachapin assured the Deputy President that leaders in West Pokot County were firmly behind him and the Jubilee administration despite the fact that they were elected under KANU party.

“I want to assure you that leaders in this county irrespective of their political parties are firmly behind you and the Jubilee administration. We have never been served by any other government than the Jubilee one,” said Mr. Kachapin.

 

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