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Government assures security during upcoming election

08 August 2012, 11:26 Alloys Musyoka

The government through provincial administration in Bura district in Tana River county has assured pastoralists community that it is working towards providing relief food to them due to the ongoing dry season as well as providing security before, during and after general election.

Bura district is among other regions that are experiencing dry season where it has not rain for a long period of time forcing locals to walk many kilometers away to search for water and pasture for their cattle.

"We are in the process of making arrangements of availing relief food to our people so that issue of hunger that have strike this area due to the ongoing dry season can be solved," said Bura district commissioner Mr Reuben Loyompoman.

Addressing journalists the DC urged pastoralists community to remain calm and avoid conflicts over cattle pasture and water issues as the government try to arrest the situation.

He said the aim of government is to ensure that every locals in the area is provided with relief food to avoid losing innocent Kenyans due to hunger like it happened sometimes back in some parts of the country.

"As a government which is mandated to protecting his people by all means we are not sitting down and watching the situation to continue worsening instead plans are in their final touches to solve the issue," noted the DC.

Loyompoman however said many of pastoralist in the area are forced to take their cattle to Malindi and Magarini district for pasture and water which is a big problem in Bura district.

He further said since Bura district was very dry pastoralist could not graze their cattle but instead decided to take them in other districts away from Tana River county where there is green pasture and water.

The DC also pointed out that the government was committed in ensuring that its citizens are safe and secured from any attacks either from outside the country or in the country as their constitutional rights.

Especially as the country heads to election period Loyompoman noted that the government will ensure that its citizens are protected before, during and after the forthcoming general elections to avoid violence that marred the last election where many Kenyans lost their lives while others were displaced.

"In terms of security the government is very keen and eyes wide open to safeguard its citizens by all means either from external attacks or even internal ones. And especially before during and after general election," he stated.

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