Tension continues to be high in the North Horr Constituency, Marsabit County with the security in the area on a high alert after the killing of 11 people on Monday following a dispute over a watering point.
The attack which left two people wounded and another four missing from Ulan village happened after the two warring sides attended a peace meeting over a disputed pool of water where their Ethiopia neighbours allegedly opened fire on them.
Pius Yatani Wario, the former MCA Turbi ward, North Horr constituency, Marsabit County said that the militia surrounded the elders and killed them on spot with most of the elders who were slaughtered in their mid-60s.
Wario observed that the supposed peace meeting was well-planned and coordinated to butcher Kenyan elders who were unaware of the heinous intentions of Ethiopia’s officials from the said area.
“It is really unfortunate that the killing was orchestrated and executed by Ethiopian Administration commonly known as Waradha of Dhio and Mega area and Hassan Huka from Mega area who are in fact well known to the Kenyan elders from Gabra community,” said Wario.
Wario further alleged that the massacre was carried out by the knowledge and in the presence of the Ethiopian District Commissioner and the Regional Police in their official uniform and they know the identities of the perpetrators.
“It’s so sad that the incident was reported after it occurred at the nearest police station but the police never reported the same to the higher authorities,” Pius Yatani lamented.
Wario stated that Forole is located right at the border and its national police reservist had been disarmed by the county security committee despite protest by the locals who clearly saw beforehand the security loophole.
‘’We have credible information that the same people are planning another attack in Forole anytime and the urgent action needed to arrest those two senior officials,’’ Pius stressed while giving a media brief in Nairobi on Wednesday.
He stated that the foreign settlement carried out in Kenya is a direct slap on Kenya’s sovereignty and integrity and must be taken seriously and dealt with immediately.
By Melodious Kemunto