Security agencies are trailing leaders believed to be inciting intercommunal violence in Marsabit County.
The Eastern Regional Commissioner (RC), Isaiah Nakoru told the media in Embu on Sunday morning that they have crucial leads as to who was behind the violence and they hoped to make some arrests soon.
He said the government cannot sit back and watch as politicians fan the violence for political reasons, saying those responsible will be made to answer for their actions.
The RC, who was with the Eastern Regional Police Commander, Eunice Kihiko, was reacting to the latest incident of killings on Friday in which five people – two women and three boys lost their lives.
He urged the warring Gabra and Borana communities to cease their hostilities, saying continuing with the retaliatory killings left both communities injured.
Nakoru added that the government would continue with the hunt for illegally held firearms, saying that no one was allowed to have firearms against the law.
He urged leaders from both communities to commit to working with the government, adding that trading accusations about who was responsible or not was not helping anyone.
By Steve Gatheru