Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka has called for a peaceful coexistence among warring communities in the North Rift region. Speaking at Turkwel area, Lusaka said the region has a lot of resources and if peace can prevail development will be realized. He told residents in the region to put God first in everything and shun animosity.
He said that implementing development projects in Counties is the key to attaining peace and stability in the North Rift, and that creating job opportunities and promoting intercultural interactions between Counties would ensure cohesion among different communities. “The government should use the money meant to tackle banditry and cattle rustling activities to build schools, roads and other development projects,” said the Speaker .
The speaker was optimistic that the stalemate between the Senate and National assembly on the division of revenue bill will be resolved so that more funds can go to Counties to help in development .
Governor John Lonyangapuo said that Christianity has taken root and the church has reformed many people who used to engage in wrong vices.
He said that prayer and believing in God will help eradicate vices like corruption in the Country. “The bad manners has moved from this place to Nairobi, where people are being arrested over corruption,”he said.
Kapenguria Member of Parliament Samuel Moroto asked the church members to continue preaching peace in the region The legislator called on West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo and his Turkana counterpart Josphat Nanok to intervene and tackle animosity among the two communities. He further said the government should initiate irrigation projects in the area to shun dependency on relief food.