On February 20th, representatives from the Kenyan and Ugandan governments met in Moroto, Uganda, for a high-level security meeting.
The Kenyan delegation, headed by Rebecca Miano and Raymond Omollo, asked Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to exercise his compassion and pardon nine Kenyan herders detained in March 2022 for allegedly murdering five Ugandan officials.
Ugandan Security Minister Jim Muhwezi promised to evaluate the issue during the meeting.
In a statement, the leaders of missions from both nations urged President Museveni to pardon the herders.
The Kenyan government also agreed to work with the Ugandan government to conduct exhaustive investigations into the assassinations of Ugandan officials by alleged Kenyan herders.
In order to maintain peace in Turkana, Kenya, and Karamoja, Uganda, the delegation also examined at security measures.
The delegates decided to station enough security personnel at strategic points along the border, taking into account particular raiding routes and known bandit hideouts.
Moreover, the county government of Turkana will explore creating a Civilian Liaison Office in Karamoja as a bridge between security and civil administration to settle day-to-day concerns impacting Turkana herders in Karamoja while the Kenyan government will examine measures to reinforce the military liaison office in Karamoja by extending the year of stay.