By Maurice Alal
The Parliamentary Committee on Administration and National Security will tomorrow visit Nyakach subcounty. The tour follows last week skirmishes on the border of Kericho West and Nyakach districts, which left five people dead.
The 28-member committee, under the chairmanship of MP Asman Kamama, will visit the most affected areas in Nyakach which are: Sondu, Agoro, Onyuongo and Kajimo East. Nyakach MP Aduma Owuor said the team wants to know the cause of rising crime in the area and at the border.
The MP said more than 20 people have lost their lives in five months in cattle rustling among other criminal activities. The legislator said the committee will seek views from the residents on how the two communities should co-exist peacefully. Aduma commended the Jubilee government for the measures it took to quell violence at Kericho and Kisumu counties border. "We are impressed that President Uhuru Kenyatta is concerned about the spate of violence in Nyakach," he said.
Kisumu county commissioner Lorna Odero confirmed the visit. Nyakach Elders Forum chair George Abuom yesterday disputed that the communities are fighting over water and pasture. County police boss David Ng'etich said the attacks are executed by well coordinated armed gangs with high intelligence network.
He said the attackers know how the community policing groups operate. A mass service will be held at Kenyatta Sports Ground in Kisumu on April 5 for the families of five victims.