NAIROBI (HAN) June 18.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. Elders from communities living along the Wajir-Garissa border yesterday agreed to a ceasefire before signing resolutions to end perennial clan conflicts.
Conflicts have left many people dead in the last one year.
Garissa Senator Mohamed Yussuf Haji, who read the resolutions, said all parties must ensure no further aggression occurs.
Haji commended both communities for paying “saben” (initial token given to the aggrieved) and burial expenses. The communities also promised to compensate victims. He urged the national government to resolve the boundary problem.
“We authorise representatives of both parties to visit the conflict areas to convey the resolutions passed in this meeting and publicise subsequent activities for ending the conflicts,” the senator told journalist at a hotel.
Last month, four people were killed in the disputed Fadiweine village in violence suspected to have been motivated by boundary disputes.
MPs Abdirahman Hassan (Wajir), Abdullahi Diriye (Wajir South), Mohamed Shidiye (Lagdera) and Shukran Gure (Garissa) were present at the meeting organised by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission.
Haji encouraged the communities to collaborate in ensuring peace.