Innocent Kenyans have witnessed many bloody inter-clan clashes over cattle rustling, water and pasture not only that, armed raiders from the neighbouring countries have been crossing into the country staging attacks on local villagers in the northern area Turkana and this has left many kenyans dead since they cannot be able to protect themselves because of the disarmament exercise in the rift valley and north- eastern inter-communal attacks, The government protection from the attacks from the neighbouring countries also seems not to be enough. Is this really fair for the nothern innocent kenyans and the pastoral community? the government should act fast and not only act by mouth but by actions.
Monthly Archives: September 2011
Farming is like a dream come true in the pastoralist areas for example in mandera where irrigation brings hope to the rhamu residents thanks to the N.G.O based in that village which has educated the residents and also in samburu along the baragoi road, poro, malaso lpartuk where agriculture has been adopted as a means of survival pastoralism being the first. With the support of non-governmental organizations and the government livestock will not be the only source of livelihood for the pastoralists.
In this case in samburu area in lekituru village there are cases of insecurity like cattle theft which have made many traders lose their livestock and market, during drought livestock die, and poor roads leads to inability in the transportation of livestock to the market . if all these hindrances were dealt with it will help improve the pastoralists economy.
Much is needed in the protection of the pastoralists community. In the village of lekji in Laikipia north where the police shot and seriously wounded a teeneger sanaiyo lesian the police should not use force and brutality in the eviction or any land dispute but embrace dialogue.