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One killed along West Pokot- Turkana border as leaders call for peace

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One killed along West Pokot- Turkana border as leaders call for peace

The Standard, 21 Jun 2017

URL: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001244314/one-killed-along-west-pokot-turkana-border-as-leaders-call-for-peace
One person has been killed and about 500 cattle stolen by suspected bandits along the West Pokot-Turkana border. The Sunday incident sparked tension in Ompolion village, and passengers travelling from Kitale to Lodwar had to be escorted by police officers on the Lous-Kainuk stretch. West Pokot and Turkana leaders, led by West Pokot Senator John Lonyangapuo and Turkana South MP James Lomenen (pictured), visited the area and held a peace meeting at Ombolion. The leaders also handed over 377 cattle which had been recovered by police and village elders. West Pokot Police Commandant Mathews Kuto said there are a lot of illegal guns in the hands of bandits. He said the illegal weapons are being used to conduct raids and cause animosity between the Pokot and Turkana communities.