Armed Militia Raid Villages in Turkana 

Reports reaching us indicate that armed raiders believed to be from Pokot have invaded Nakwamoru Village in Turkana South Constituency of Turkana County Today Friday the 7 April 2017 at 6pm leaving one of the raiders dead. 

According to Mr Emeri Eduket ODM MCA Aspirant for Kaputir Ward and a Grassroots Human Rights Defender, the raiders have also attacked Kaputir and Kakong Villages and currently the Villages are under siege and gunshots can still be heard. 

“Is this wat we deserve? Where are our sitting political class? Do we deserve these killings, torture and loss of property?” asked Mr Emeri while speaking to this reporter Via phone. 

Mr Emeri added that tension is still very high and that public view this as strategy to disrupt ODM preliminaries planned for 15 April 2017 and appealed for action from the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, the Kenya Human Rights Commission, the Coalition for Grassroots Human Rights Defenders and the Civil Society Reference Group to pressurize the Government to take action. 

The Coalition for Constitution Implementation Kenya in conjunction with the Coalition for Grassroots Human Rights Defenders Kenya and Bunge la Mwananchi are calling on the Government to immediately restore Peace in the area as it is a Constitutional obligation of the Government to maintain Peace and stability in Turkana and Kenya at large 

Cidi Otieno 
Convener CCI Kenya 

+254721609699 

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2 thoughts on “Armed Militia Raid Villages in Turkana 

  1. Thanks Cidi for action taken. Raid took place in Nakwamoru and Kakongu villages. Kaputir was high tension and pokot worries were seen assembling at Kapitir mixed secondary school.

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