NORTH EASTERN PROVINCE IS A "YES" ZONE FOR THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTION JUST LIKE ALL OTHER KENYAN PROVINCE
Livestock Assistant Minister Adan Dualle says all the 13 North Eastern MPs support the proposed constitution. The document, he says, will end the marginalisation of the region. Mr Dualle said the document will ensure North Eastern residents are allowed to safeguard their culture, heritage and religion under devolution.
"For the past 40 years North Eastern has remained the most marginalised and its people killed in the Wagala massacre. The current law has not been helpful since North Eastern cannot have good roads, hospitals and schools," Dualle said.
The assistant minister spoke at a fundraising to complete the first fully-fledged Islamic University at a Nairobi hotel. The university will offer graduate studies for kadhis, religious teachers, Imams and will also offer degrees in other secular disciplines.
Dualle said county governments would ensure the region uses its funds to develop itself.
However, Dualle and former MP Billow Kerrow, however, said if the Government wants to fund the ‘Yes’ campaign, it should also do the same to those opposed to the document. Kerrow said the Proposed Constitution was important to North Eastern, as it would address injustice, inequality and allocation of resources.
"There is no way we can develop a country if everything is centralised in one place," Kerrow said.