Marsabit County leaders have called upon the National Government to fast track the disarment process in the county.
The leaders blamed the constant clashes in the area due to unlicensed firearms and now want the government to step in and address the matter urgently.
Speaking AT Jirime hotel during a peace meeting the leaders led by County Assembly Speaker Mathew Loltome, called on the residents to embrace each other and advocate for dialogue in dispute resolution.
“We know our enemy. The real threat to ceasefire is no secret. Our enemy is the gun being in the hands of the mwananchi. We cannot talk about peace when we have guns in our houses.” Loltome said.
Saku MP Ali Rasso cautioned leaders and residents against using propaganda and fake news to create divisions in the county. He urged locals to embrace the truth and stick to facts as a lasting solution to the clashes.
“Guns do not kill. People use guns to kill. For peace to last, we must speak the truth. TRUTH .Avoid propaganda and establish the source of info that you spread.” Rasso said.
North Horr MP Chachu Ganya called for a local solution to the problem pointing that dialogue was the only way to achieve lasting peace.
“We have homegrown solutions for our problems. Let us have a conversation. Our problems: Land and politics. These problems have been with us for a long time.” Said the North Horr legislator.
His sentiments were echoed by Laisamis MP Musa Arbelle who called on the relevant bodies to carry out a review of the maps to bring to an end the regular clashes.
“Let us sort out boundary issues by going back to our maps. The bodies responsible should give us proper maps. That will provide a lasting solution to the conflicts.” Musa noted.