The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has urged the Turkana and Pokot communities of Kenya to live harmoniously with their Karamojong brothers and sisters in Uganda as a way of promoting the spirit of the East African community.

PM Rugunda poses for photo with Ministers for Karamoja,Kenyan delegation & MPs from Karamoja at OPM (Photo by PMPU)

The Premier made the remarks while meeting a Kenyan delegation led by the Governors of Turkana County Josaphat Nanok together with his West Pokot Counterpart Prof.John Lonyang’apuo.

The Ministry of Karamoja Affairs has been holding a series of security meetings to address the problems of cattle rustling and killings between the Turkana and the Karimojong.

This meeting held in Kampala was organized to review resolutions of earlier meetings held in Karamoja.

The Prime Minister Dr Rugunda asked the leaders on both sides to ensure that the communities on both sides live in peace and harmony.

Some of the resolutions made during the meeting include Uganda Government allowing the Turkana and Pokot communities to graze their animals in Uganda during the dry season.

They also agreed to ensure that no Kenyan Pastoralist crosses into Uganda territory with illegal guns.

The joint border commission was tasked to expedite the survey and demarcation of the Uganda Kenyan border to ensure proper administration in those areas.

The Kenyan government was also urged to deploy their security personal along the major grazing corridors.

The meeting which was chaired by the Minister for Karamoja affairs John Byabagambi was also attended by Members of Parliament from Karamoja sub-region and Turkana County and West Pokot county officials.

January 15, 2018

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