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Korane urges his Tana River counterpart to suspend all projects in disputed areas

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

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