Karamoja, Pokot elders call for a joint force to fight cattle theft

By Steven Ariong.

A group of elders from Karamoja, Turkana and Pokot in Kenya have asked the two governments to jointly deploy the forces along the cattle theft corridors.

They argue that this will end cross border cattle theft between Kenya and Uganda.

The elders who are also cross border peace actors made the demand during the regional cross border senior government leaders forum meeting held on Friday at Lokiriama in Kenya.

Led by Mr. Hoseah Ekiyeyes, a Turkana elder also the district peace chairman of Turkana South the elders also suggested that the joint force should be allowed to shoot to kill any armed notorious Turkana, Pokot or Karimojong pastoralists who cross to destabilize others.

Mr. Richard Aruk Maruk the Mt. Moroto Regional Police Commander says a joint force has already been deployed along the border territory to deal with criminals.