NAIROBI, Kenya– President Uhuru Kenyatta has given Marsabit leaders two weeks to come up with a lasting solution to the communal conflicts that have bedevilled the county, or else the Government will deploy security agencies with strict instructions to forcefully end the insecurity menace.
“My dear friends from Marsabit you should sit down together and decide that you want peace amongst yourselves. You must agree amongst yourselves and bring me the solution because you have it.” The president said.
Kenyatta emphasized the need for peace in the county that would lift the lives of the people of Marsabit instead of being divided by “tribal war and petty tribal clashes”.
“I will call you after two weeks, if you do not bring an agreed solution then you will have decided that the Government intervenes and you know what that means,” Kenyatta warned.
The Kenyan head of state spoke at State House, Nairobi, on Tuesday when he hosted a delegation of leaders from Marsabit, Isiolo and Tana River counties.
President Kenyatta stated that the government will reassess police deployment in the North Eastern area to address security concerns. He also reiterated that the 50 million Kenyans should live together peacefully and “work for peace as this is what will enable us to achieve our development agenda.”
He once again urged Kenyan leaders not to let political rivalry undermine peace and security, calling them to work together to unite all Kenyans.