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January 21, 2018

Mt Elgon politicians sign peace bargain

BE CALM : Mt Elgon MP John Serut during a heated committee session on March 17.
BE CALM : Mt Elgon MP John Serut during a heated committee session on March 17.

POLITICIANS in Mt Elgon who have in the past been accused of funding militias have signed a peace deal.

The pact, signed at Kabula Pastoral Centre on Saturday was prepared under the guidance of the Bungoma county commissioner Mohamed Maalim and the United Nations Development Programme.

During the meeting it was agreed MP John Serut and his predecessor Fred Kapondi set aside their differences and work together for the good of the community.

It was also noted that leaders still incite their followers, which causes unrest among residents.

A few cases of incitement and hate speech were mentioned.

Serut, who is a member of the Parliament Agriculture Committee, was alleged to be a threat to the peace in Mt Elgon, especially because he refused to sign the resolutions earlier.

The MP later signed.

 

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