Turkana: Pokot Leaders Meeting


Pokot leaders on Sunday called for
immediate withdrawal of the Kenya
Defense Forces from Kapedo in Baringo
County terming the security operation as
illegal and biased.
The leaders said the deployment of KDF
officers had not been approved by the
national assembly and their activities at
Tiaty are illegal and meant to harass
innocent members of the Pokot
community.
Addressing the media at a press
conference in Kapenguria, the leaders
threatened to raise the military operation
issue with the International Criminal Court
(ICC) at The Hague.
Governor Simon Kachapin who led other
leaders condemned the deployment of
KDF soldiers whom they accused of
torturing and displacing innocent Kenyans.
The leaders who included MPs David
Pkosing (Pokot South) and Mark
Lomunokol (Kacheliba) and over 20
members of county assembly demanded a
meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta to
iron out the Kapedo issue before it spills
over.
But the leaders said they will meet the
president only after the operation is
stopped and KDF soldiers withdrawn from
the conflict-hi region claiming the officers
had caused a trail of damages.
They vowed not to attend any national
function in the county until the
government withdraws the military and
hold a meeting with community leaders.

 

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