By Hussein Abdi, Nairobi.
A peace building process aimed at ending tribal clashes in Mandera and Wajir Counties has kicked off in Nairobi.
Political and religious Leaders, businessmen and other stake holders from the warring clans of Degodia and Garre have been brought together by the committee recently formed by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The high level committee is composed of National Cohesion and Integration Commission Chairman Mr. Francis ole Kaparo and Garissa County Senator Hon. Yussuf Haji.
The two successfully spearheaded similar efforts in Marsabit County earlier this year.
In order to halt the animosity, the committee has asked both parties to implement an unconditional ceasefire and stop all activities that are fanning the conflict.
Previous efforts towards returning normalcy in the region failed to bring a long-term solution.
The prolonged conflict led to wanton destruction of property and loss of lives. Thousands of people were displaced and schools closed.
The conflict which took an ugly turn did not spare even the elderly, women and children.