Religious leaders from Marsabit County now want the national government to show commitment in handling and preventing cases of insecurity in many areas of the county that have caused disunity among the communities living in the counties.
In a press statement under the Marsabit Pastors’ Fellowship, the men of God urged the government to return the Kenya police reservists who should be living with the communities in the villages.
The pastors urged all the elected leaders to be at the forefront in building cohesiveness among all the communities living in the county and the adjacent areas.
They cited laxity among the national government security organs while handling issues of security in Marsabit as compared with the neighboring counties where rapid response is witnessed whenever cases of insecurity arise.
The pastors’ statement comes after an increase in cases of security that has resulted in the loss of lives and property hence taking back any efforts of developing the vast semi-arid county that mainly depends on livestock keeping.
They proposed a county prayer day to dedicate the residents to God as a measure to seek His divine intervention in the security menace that is giving the residents sleepless nights.
The issue of insecurity in Marsabit has been a thorn in the fresh for decades now and it will be remembered that senior government officers including elected leaders and the provincial security team died n a plane crash on their mission to ensure peace prevails in the region.