The Garissa governor, Ali Korane has urged his Tana River counterpart, Dhado Godhana to ‘stop inciting’ communities living between the counties by proposing development projects on ‘Garissa side’.
Speaking in Nanighi, Fafi sub-county on Sunday Korane said that his administration will push for abolition of what he termed as colonial era ‘3 miles rule’ that pushed the Tana River county boundary 3 miles inside Garissa County.
“We will push through legal means that will recognise the Tana river as the boundary between Garissa and Tana River counties,” Korane said.
“In the meantime, Dhado should suspend all proposed projects on the Garissa side,” he added.
According to sources governor Dhado’s administration has approved several projects among them Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) and health centres in Fafi and Balambala
Governor Dhado is said to have appointed a Ward administrator for units, Korane is claiming is on Garissa side.
Korane said he will first Initiate talks with Dhado in a bid to ensure that peaceful co-existence between communities living in now disputed border prevail.
“Even the international standards recognises major rivers as boundaries between communities and nations. What is unique with ours,” Korane noted.
During the visit by the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), Korane told the committee that they want ‘3 miles’ abolished if it exists in the Kenyan statutes.
Efforts to reach governor Dhado on phone failed.
By Jacob Songok