Governors open Amani livestock market along Nandi, Kakamega border

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The four Governors during the opening of the market

Governors from Nandi, Kakamega, Vihiga and Kericho Counties have urged communities residing along their borders to co-exist together peacefully and enhance cohesion. They were speaking during the official opening of Amani livestock market at Kamung’ei along the Nandi and Kakamega border.

Governors Stephen Sang (Nandi), Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega), Wilber Ottichilo (Vihiga) and Paul Chepkwony (Kericho) affirmed that Amani livestock market will foster a peaceful co-existence among border residents and boost economic development. The project was commissioned in 2014 during the reign of former Governor for Nandi Dr Cleophas Lagat with the aim of establishing peace between communities residing along the Nandi and Kakamega border and solve inter community clashes.

The Governors also signed peace accords to enhance peaceful coexistence among their communities, and were joined by NCIC commissioners, MCAs among other leaders. Governor Sang said they’ve been working with NCIC and other partners including USAID to ensure peace is realized in the region.