Elders from the Rumuruti area in Laikipia County have solicited an end to animosity in Rumuruti town against herders.

The long-anticipated meeting was held at Kandutura village next to a farm and saw the elders pass a resolution calling for an end to animus and promised to hand over the culprits to security personal.

Led by spokesperson Paul Pere, noted that the enmity between the two communities was having a negative impact where the herders were not able to sell their livestock at a local bazaar because of rising attacks.

In attendance was Laikipia Governor Nderitu Muriithi who persuaded them to remain calm and vigilant as the government forces traverse peaceful solutions to the conflict.

The elders from the most affected region promised to hold a meeting this weekend with the young men believed to be behind the regular attack.

Another meeting from the Amaya counties of Isiolo, Baringo, Laikipia and Samburu will be held this weekend where various dignitaries from various disciplines will attend.

So far, the conflict has seen six farmers and an administration police officer attacked with machetes by their herders who have been grazing at Marura wetlands.