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Clashes Causes Tension In Garbatula Sub-County

The Warring communities in Isiolo County, and their respective elders and leaders have been urged to promote peace talks as the best way of solving their differences.

This follows growing tensions in Kambi Samaki area, Garbatula Sub-County of Isiolo after two neighbouring communities clashed.

Isiolo County Commissioner (CC), Mr Herman Shambi, visited the area on Monday together with the County Security Teams from both Garissa and Isiolo Counties to assess the situation and to find ways to put to an end to the perennial clashes.

The County Commissioner said investigations have begun to trace down the masterminds of insecurity with an aim of taking appropriate actions according to the law.

“Illegal firearms are thought to be in the hands of civilian groups, I ask the members of the communities involved to collaborate with the security agencies and report any information about such arms to the nearest administrative officers,” he said.

Shambi refuted claims that some Administrative Officers take sides in the skirmishes hence a tendency by the local residents to isolate them in peace initiatives.

He stressed that security was a major national government responsibility to administers and serve without discrimination and also to provide security while maintaining law and order within the country.

The County Commissioner said it is important that contentious issues be solved in a peaceful manner rather than enforced talks, adding “Peace is paramount, particularly at this time of the Holy Month of Ramadhan”.

By Parklea Ivor

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