Civil Societies backs deployment of KDF in Baringo

Civil Societies backs deployment of KDF in Baringo
  • Civil Societies want government agencies to investigate the manner in which devolved funds have been applied in the affected constituencies and counties to mitigate the effects of the weather and alleviate the suffering of the people
  • The lobbyists says deployment of KDF in Baringo will deal with run-away insecurity that has stalked parts of the country, in particular parts of Laikipia and Baringo counties

The Civil Society has applauded the decision by the government to deploy the Kenya Defence Forces KDF) in Baringo and Laikipia.

Under the banner Civil Society Reference Group, the lobbyists said the decision was timely and will firmly deal with the run-away insecurity in the North Rift region.

“The Civil Society Reference Group applauds the government for finally taking a decision to deal firmly with the run-away insecurity that has stalked parts of the country, in particular parts of Laikipia and Baringo counties where innocent lives have been lost at the hands of marauding bandits,” said Suba Churchill on behalf of the lobbyists.

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“The decision by the National Security Council to deploy the Defense Forces in Laikipia and Baringo, though laudable and timely, calls for caution to avoid the rampant human rights violations and abuses that have been witnessed in the past whenever the military is deployed to restore peace and stability in parts of the country affected by the kind of unrest, instability and insecurity that have characterized Baringo and Laikipia counties in the recent past,” Churchil said.

The lobbyists also want relevant government agencies to investigate the manner in which devolved funds have been applied in the affected constituencies and counties to mitigate the effects of the weather and alleviate the suffering of the people.

 

 

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