Pastorists MPs from the north and parts of banditry prone areas want action

Legislators within the Pastoralist Community have asked President William Ruto to invoke Article 241(3) of the constitution and have the military lead the operation to flush out bandits in the North Rift region.

They want President William Ruto to take action and curb banditry attacks in the north, Kerio valley, Baringo, Samburu, Marakwet, Pokot and Turkana

According to Article 241 (3c) provide that Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) troops may be deployed to restore peace in any part of Kenya affected by unrest or instability only with the approval of the National Assembly

They want the permanent military to take action and arms to curb the killings going on, raiding of animals and chaos I the affected areas by involving the leaders from the affected areas must be involved and held accountable as they are the ones who understand better their areas.

Uasin Gishu Senator Jackson Mandagor also called for the arrest of political leaders fueling banditry in the region and move with speed and take action.

The Senator stated that no leader is above the law pointing out that political leaders have been encouraging banditry by financing the terror groups and if one is found guilty, they should face the rule of law.

“We want peace to be restored among our People. What’s happening is beyond banditry and Livestock theft otherwise we wouldn’t witness the killing of our children, “said Mandago.

Two medical practitioners were killed while in line of duty and yet they is no result taken as. The Pastorists Group of MPs are asking the police to be arrested and prosecuted.

By Purity Nyanga’ra

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