AUGUST 10, 2009: Government Not Ready To Disarm Warriors

Government Not Ready to Disarm Warriors

SOURCE: New Vision

By: Olandason Wanyama

The Kenyan government is not ready to disarm the pastoral groups on the border with Uganda or elsewhere in the country, Kenya's labour minister John Munyes said over the weekend.

"Though our people have guns, there are little or no conflicts compared to our neighbours, the Karimojong, who are killing themselves," Munyes told a large group of pastoralists, including representatives from Uganda, in the Kenyan town of Lokiriama in Loima district.

 He said it was a misrepresentation of facts for anybody to claim that his government had started disarmament or had plans to do so.

The minister said Kenya would carry out disarmament only if Sudan and Ethiopia did so...

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