Elders drawn from communities living in Laikipia County held a meeting seeking solutions to perennial conflicts that have affected them for decades.
The residents led by their elders agreed to maintain peace during the electioneering period noting that their conflicts are not caused by political issues.
The pastoralist communities among them the Turkana and Pokot scramble for grazing fields and water points which are in limited supply during the dry season.
Lemironi who hails from the Pokot community said that this scarcity leads them to seek for alternative sources of water and pasture and in some situations they drive their animals into private farms.
The invasion of private farms leaves the farmers angered as they count losses for their crops. The conflicts culminate to ethnic clashes where guns are used leaving scores dead or injured.
The elders called on the government to negotiate with the ranchers to allow them graze their animals in the ranches when there is serious drought as a way of reducing their conflicts with the farmers.