•Achoki said the decision was for the camel herders who were said to be coming from Garissa.
•He added that if the herders ever return, proper guidelines should be implemented, not just intrusion.
Following President Willliam Ruto's directive to end conflict along Kitui-Tana River county on Sunday when he toured Kitui, Eastern Regional Commissioner Evans Achoki has given an ultimatum of ten days to herders to drive away their camels in Ngomeni, Mwingi North, Kitui.
Speaking at Kasiluni market when he spearheaded a peace meeting between locals and the camel herders in the region, Achoki said the decision was for the camel herders who were said to be coming from Garissa.
He added that if the herders ever return, proper guidelines should be implemented, not just intrusion.
"We want proper guidelines of which camels are in what region and the owner so that in case of anything, the owner can be traced," he said
He also warned locals against killing the camels as it is illegal.
"Stern action will be taken against those who will harm or kill camels," he added.
His counterpart from the Northeastern region James Kianda called for peace in the region, urging them to maintain brotherhood.
Kianda said only peace would see the farmers and the herders practise their ventures to the maximum and build the economy.
Mwingi North MP, Paul Nzengu said as the farmers prepare for the rainy season, they need peace and not spend nights in the bushes for fear of attack.
"It is time our farmers prepare for the oncoming rains in peace, the herders should go back," he said.
ODM-nominated Senator Beth Syengo said for herders to be in the region, there must be proper measures and agreement between the locals and herders with the help of the government
The area MCA, Nzungi Ngwele called on the government to drive away the herders.