NCIC will address causes of post-poll chaos in 16 mapped areas – Kaparo

NCIC has announced plans to resolve conflict in 16 regions across the country which had peace challenges ahead of the contested general elections.

Chairman Francis Kaparo identified Nyanza as one of the places which had been adversely affected by the presidential and gubernatorial elections.

He added that some parts of Nairobi, Mandera, Laikipia North and Western Kenya had also recorded conflicts worth the attention of the cohesion team.

“The commission had already written to the treasury seeking funds to embark on the peace meetings,” he said at the weekend.

Kaparo spoke in Naivasha at the closure of a two-day workshop by newly elected Laikipia leaders seeking to address insecurity issues in the county.

He added that they had sought the support of KEPSA in holding the reconciliation and healing meetings to solve differences recorded during the elections.

“The reconciliation process is not easy but the commission is up to the task and we shall roll out the exercise once the funds are available,” he said.

On insecurity in Laikipia, Kaparo identified banditry and land conflicts as the major challenges facing the new county leadership.

“The problems facing Laikipia are external. The commission is happy that the incoming governor has embarked on meeting all stakeholders to address them.”

He also defended the move by President Uhuru Kenyatta to extend the commission’s tenure by one year noting that he is ready to continue serving the country.

“We are aware of concerns raised by LSK over the extension of NCIC term by one year instead of three years. This is an issue that can be addressed at a later stage,” he said.

On his part, Laikipia governor-elect Muriithi Nderitu said that he is ready to address and resolve the issue of insecurity in the region.

“We plan to have meetings with our neighboring counties of Baringo and Samburu so that we can fully resolve the issue of insecurity.”

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