Marsabit County Governor Mahamud Ali has condemned the murder of five people in Sessi area within Moyale town following a border incursion last Thursday night in which gunmen stormed, beatup and killed for allegedly harboring Ethiopian militia.
Speaking to journalists in Moyale after attending burial of the deceased and a sub-county security meeting chaired by the Moyale sub-county Deputy County Commissioner Patrick Mumali, the governor called on the national government to look for a diplomatic solution and bring to book the perpetrators of the heinous act.
“This is serious we should not continue, a couple was killed and left behind an infant and the central government should fast-track some negotiation and come up with a lasting solution for the people to live harmoniously” the governor said
However, the governor defended the government over the insecurity in the area, saying the problem was not laxity among the security personnel, but also appealed to the locals to report any suspicious characters for necessary action.
The governor sent a message of condolences to the families, relatives and friends of the five people a man and four women who died during the incident.
The attack comes barely two days after the president Uhuru Kenyatta held talks with the Ethiopian president Sahle-Waq Zewde who paid a courtesy call on him at State House Nairobi recently.
By Gatana Muchira