Peace;Man and family walk 367Km calling an end to banditry!


Dr Lochodo malcom and the wife walked 367 Km from Lodwar to Eldoret calling for an end to banditry/Photo James Gitaka

A man and his wife have walked 367Km from Lodwar town in Turkana County to Eldoret , Uasin Gishu in what was dubbed as , “A walk of faith, is a walk for peace”

Dr Lochodo Malcom and the wife Christine Lochodo braved the hot sun, chilly nights and above all the fear of attacks from bandits along the Kitale – Lodwar Highway to make it to Eldoret the  Economic  hub for the North Rift Counties,

“We walked for eight days the  journey was not  an easy one ,It was a walk of faith to  persuade  our  people to maintain peace and  embrace each other”, Said  Dr Lochodo when he made his last stop at a centrally placed unique road signage within Eldoret town that provides directions and kilometers to various  cities and  destinations in the Word.

It is at this signage that I have  completed my 367 Km journey ,accompanied  by my lovely  wife , and over  20 youth drawn from West Pokot , Turkana and Trans Nzoia counties.He  added.

Dr Lochodo  who was  received in Eldoret Town by Rev Simion Kimutai  of NCCK and an Eldoret based  Business man Malkit Singh the  Ceo  New yako Supermarket and  Francis Mberia the manager , noted that the most dangerous  part of their journey was a stretch between Kakong and Kainuk where a number of matatus plying the route  have been attacked and lives  lost,

New Yako manager Francis Mberia (L) New Yako CEO Malkit Singh handing over beverages to Dr Lochodo

“Kakong to Kainuk in Turkana South is one of the most dangerous places ,followed by Lami Nyeusi  in West Pokot , But  from today that place will be referred to as Lami Nyeupe  because  it is at that place  that we  held joint prayers between the various communities and we embraced each other as a sign of peace” He added.

Dr Lochodo has urged  government to intensify the security situation within the North Rift region in order to protect lives and businesses.

“I have  done my part , I trust the Lord for the rest”Stated Lochodo.

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