Kalonzo calls for calm in volatile Isiolo

Saturday October 15 2011

A section of Isiolo town. The high tension in the area is threatening to spread to the town.

Photo/FILE High tension in the area is threatening to spread to the town after six people, among them two children, were on October 14, 2011 killed by armed bandits in Tractor Village. 

Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka has called on members of communities living in Isiolo to avoid retaliatory attacks and embrace peace.

He urged the leaders from the area to reconcile the communities, saying constant raids and killings were a stumbling block to development in the area.

Mr Musyoka, who is attending the 15th Heads of State and Government meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi, at the same time sent a message of condolence to the families of the seven people killed in the violent clashes with raiders.

“Isiolo is an area full of potential where the government wants to establish one of the flagship projects of Vision 2030, a resort city.

“We cannot implement this successfully if the communities living in the area are in a constant state of tension,” he said.