KNUT officials from Western region on Friday called on Interior CS Fred Matiang'i to move with speed and contain the spiraling insecurity in Mt Elgon, Bungoma County.

Speaking in Eldoret town after attending the region's Kenya National Union of Teachers meeting, the Busia County KNUT Executive Secretary Mark Oseno said some schools in Mt Elgon Sub County had closed due to insecurity.

Oseno said the increased insecurity might affect individual pupil and student performance during final year examinations.

"When there is no peace, school close and school children suffer," Oseno said.

"Peace is key in ensuring success in the education sector, Matiang'i should play his role and restore peace in Mt Elgon," added Oseno.

Since the beginning of 2018, Mt Elgon has witnessed violent clashes resulting to deaths of more than ten people.

Matiang'i this week visited the area and assured residents that the government will deploy more security personnel in the volatile area to restore normalcy.

The CS visited the area a day after Deputy President William Ruto flew there to assess the security situation assuring residents that peace would be restored.

There are claims that those executing the attacks on certain communities are members of the dreaded Sabaot Land Defense Forces (SLDF).

The area MP Fred Kapondi has denied the claims.

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