Nandi and Kisumu Counties Peace Pact
The meeting, held at Bontana Hotel, in Nakuru, also resolved that any of the two communities that break the peace agreement will be fined double the number of cattle stolen or property destroyed. The two communities committed to expose criminals that hide behind their communities to take lives and engage in stock theft.
Matters of lawlessness, impunity and unresolved land and boundary disputes emerged as key triggers of violence between the two communities. The Commission is working with the National Land Commission to address the land related challenges. The Commission urged the Commission on Revenue Allocation to use levels of inclusion as one of the indicators for revenue allocation to counties.
“Counties should be penalised or rewarded for their efforts at inclusion of Kenyans communities in their public service or in resource distribution. The more inclusive a county is, the more funds they should be allocated,” said NCIC Chairman.
The two counties committed to set up a joint police station, a patrol base and joint market, as well as engage in cultural activities that promote reconciliation. At least 26 people have been apprehended in connection with the violence, 18 have been arraigned in court.
The meeting was attended by the Deputy Governor, Nandi County, Dominic Biwot, Regional Coordinators Nyanza and Rift Valley’s Musiambo Wanyama and Wilson Njega, County Commissioners, Security Chiefs, Peace Committees and elders from the two counties.