Moi calls on pastoralists to back BBI law change

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 00:00 |
National Kanu leader Gideon Moi.PHOTO/FILE

North Eastern pastoralists were yesterday urged to rally behind the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) as it would benefit them more if passed.

KANU national chairman Gideon Moi, issues to do with pastoralism’s which is the economic backbone of the region are well captured in the document.

Speaking today at Garissa primary school playgrounds during a public rally to popularize the document Moi said unlike the current constitution the BBI has clearly spelt out measures to boost the sector.

Moi said that it will be unfortunate if the region fails to support the document which will among other things “turn around the economy of the region.”

“I am here today to make a passionate appeal to you the people of Garissa and North Eastern at large to join other Kenyans of goodwill in passing this document.

We shall have failed as leaders if we don’t point out areas of benefit to you,” Moi said.

Moi who was accompanied by among other leaders area Governor Ali Korane, Kanu Secretary- General Nick Salat, Kanu MPs Abdikarim Osman, Mohamed Hire (Lagdera) and nominated Senator Abshiro Halake.

Korane said that as a region they have unanimously agreed to pass the document which he noted will improve on the current constitution.

The governor said the document proposes the establishment of a commission to address protracted border disputes, a problem that has dogged the region for a long time.

During a meeting with leaders from Garissa, Wajir, Marsabit and Isiolo interior CS Fred Matiang’i issued a directive to all chiefs in Isiolo and Garissa county to operate within their areas of jurisdiction.

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