Eight North Rift govenors have planned a peace summit to discuss the ongoing security operation against banditry in the region.
The govenors met in Eldoret under the North Rift Economic Bloc (NOREB) and agreed to host the peace summit in Trans Nzoia on June 8th and 9th 2023.
NOREB chairman Stephen Sang who is also govenor for Nandi said the peace summit will compliment the ongoing KDF backed security operation in five counties declared as disturbed.
“We have agreed that the peace summit will bring on board all stakeholders including religious leaders so that we agree on long lasting peace in the region” , said Sang.
He said they ongoing security operation had achieved great success and that the peace summit would come up with further measures to strengthen peace and unity in the region.
The govenor signed the corporation agreement and NOREB Bill which will be tabled at the county assemblies to legalise NOREB operations.
Sang said the bloc had not undertaken any meaningful activities because of lack a legal framework to operate.
“Now that we have signed the corporation and the NOREB bill we will be more vibrant as we seek to jointly improve the economy of our region’, said Sang.
Other govenors present included Wisley Rotich of Elgeyo Marakwet, Simon Kachapin of West Pokot and George Natembeya of Trans Nzoia.
Govenor for Turkana Jeremiah Lomurkai and Uasin Gishu DG Joseph Barorot were also present.