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MPs seek help for maize farmers

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- A report from the county agriculture office shows that at least 10,000 hectares of maize were affected by the disease, with Subukia and Naivasha sub-counties the worst hit.
- Mr Kiuna said about half of his constituents had been affected as the disease had spread in three Njoro locations.
- Maize farmers in the county will lose cereals worth more than Sh800 million this season to MLND.

By WANJIRU MACHARIA

The government was Tuesday asked to bail out farmers whose maize crop has been wiped out by disease.

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Villages tense after four herders shot dead in fresh raids

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  • Chief Josephat Lopalal said two boys were killed in the raid on Silale Village, occupied by Pokots from Baringo.
  • Residents who had settled in Kapedo Location in Turkana East Sub-County can no longer access Sukuta River while those in Kaputir Village cannot fetch water from Turkwel River.
  • He said residents of Kapedo had declared that anyone raiding a Pokot village would be arrested and disowned by the local people in a bid to end conflict in the region.

By SAMMY LUTTA

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Police sent to avert border clashes amid rising tension

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  • The row was sparked after some people cut down trees at the Poto-Poto Village in Chemelil Ward, a move that sparked protests from members of the communities who live in the area.
  • Nandi County Commissioner Matilda Sakwa said that security teams from Tindiret, Nandi South and Muhoroni districts met and urged the two communities to coexist peacefully.

By TOM MATOKE

Police have been posted to the border of Nandi and Kisumu counties to forestall violence between communities living in the volatile area.

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Elders to benefit from agency’s peace project

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  • In what could pave the way for their compensation, the Chief Cohesion Officer at the National Cohesion and Integration Commission Elmelda Mogoi said plans are underway to institutionalise the role of community elders due to the big responsibility they have in society
  • She pointed out that there is need to step up campaigns that encourage national cohesion and integration for the sake of peace and development

By DENNIS LUBANGA