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Kakamega, Nandi counties sign peace deal

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and his Nandi counterpart Stephen Sang on Monday signed a peace agreement during the International Peace Day at Tabolwa secondary school along the Kakamega-Nandi border.


The peace deal is intended to bring harmony between the communities residing along the common border that have been wrangling over grazing land that has resulted in loss of lives and property.


The agreement was brokered by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) and other partners.


Governor Wilber Ottichilo (Vihiga) and Prof. Paul Chepwony (Kericho) attended the ceremony.


The governor’ wife, Priscillah Oparanya, presided over a similar event at Buchenya Girls in Butere Sub County where she called on politicians to refrain from making statements that can cause ethnic animosity.


She urged the youth to be agents of positive change in the society by advocating for national cohesion and integration.


By Sammy Mwibanda


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