Tana River leaders led by Hon Damson Buya Mungatana yesterday at the Lotus Hotel Msa called for the arrest and Prosecution of Fafi MP Hon Abdulkadir Osman Muhammed.
In a press statement circulated to Media Houses the leaders flanked by Hon Maur Bwanamaka a Mombasa based businessman, condemned the MP for his inflammatory, abusive and criminal utterances he made at a public function in Bura East. They argued that the outbursts were hate speech meant to incite the neighbouring communities to fight.
The two Counties of Garissa and Tana River have engaged in a protracted bitter rivalry over a three miles stretch that separate their Counties. The Garissa leaders have vowed never to recognize that colonial outfit that aimed at denying them access to the river. However, their counterparts have advantage over them because the disputed boundary has not been altered. All official maps maintain the three miles strip along the Eastern Bank of river Tana.
Tana River leaders are categorical that no amount of push and intimidation will cow them to renege on their resolve to maintain the border “as is where is”. In their press statement therefore they demanded the following:
√ Immediate arrest of Fafi MP Hon Adbulkadir Osman to face charges of incitement
√ KANU Political party to commence disciplinary measures against the MP
√ Parliament to invoke the standing orders to censure the MP
√ The EACC to prosecute the MP for contravening the leadership and Integrity Chapter of the Constitution
√ The National Cohesion & Integration Commission to investigate the MP for hate speech
√ DCI to investigate all other Garissa leaders involved in the push to change the boundary
Hon Mungatana was quick to caution the DPP not to apply double standards but enforce the rule of law to ensure wanainchi in the two Counties coexist harmoniously as before.
Tana river leaders are united in defending the County boundaries from encroachment by their aggressive neighbours and will not relent in their determination to ensure maximum respect to the Administrative boundaries.