It was jubilation as two communities which have for decades fought resolved to make peace and forge an alliance for the election.
The Wardei and Oromo communities in Tana river county have for a long time been in involved in inter-clan clashes that have left hundreds dead, others homeless and property destroyed.
At a peace meeting yesterday held at Wolesorea location in Tana North district, the two communities vowed to reconcile and live in peace as neighbours for the sake of development in the area.
Speakers at the reconciliation ceremony that was marked with songs and ululations vowed never to fight again, adding that they will always seek a peaceful resolution of any differences between them. They said the animosity has impoverished the area. The meeting was attended by area MP Nuh Nasir and DC Reuben Loyotoman who urged the communities to live in harmony.
The elders lauded the peace efforts by peace committees, provincial administration and local political leaders. We are set to harvest benefits of peace once the county government takes off. We have been left behind in many things as illiteracy levels remain high in our two communities,"said councillor Omar Guyo.