A just retired senior chief in Mt Elgon has underscored the need for peaceful coexistence among various communities in the region.
Speaking in his cheptais home Saturday during a thanks-giving ceremony former Senior chief Moses Chemoiywo reiterated the need for the three sub tribes of Teso, Sabaot and Bukusu to live harmoniously for the sake of development.
“In the recent past, this region was prone to insecurity but I can authoritatively inform you that now we have peace that we should guard jealously,” Chemoiywo said.
He particularly hailed the Nyumba Kumi initiative saying it had seen criminal activities reduce drastically.
“My dream has always been to see people in Mt. Elgon work hand in hand in order to prosper in all spheres of life and as I hang my boots, I am happy we have achieved this,” Chief Chemoiywo said.
His sentiments were echoed by his elder son Mr. Edwin Chemoiywo who works with UN-South Sudan who urged residents to continue embracing peace, love and unity.
“Working in United Nations has given me the opportunity to evaluate how insecurity and war can be costly,” he noted
By Douglas Mudambo