Jirongo blames politicians for Tana
17 September 2012, 13:02
Cyrus Jirongo has attributed the massacre in Tana River to unscrupulous politicians out to disapprove the county government system.
Federal Party of Kenya presidential aspirant has attributed the massacre in Tana River which has led to loss of over 100 people to unscrupulous politicians out to disapprove the county government systems.
Cyrus Jirongo said probability of political influence to the killings in Tana is high and may be fueled by some anti-new constitution politicians who want to show, "that the county governments can not work and this is what Kenyans we should be very careful with because we know there are people who want central government to continue taking control of all counties".
He said some politician’s wants to take back the central system of government even after Kenyans vehemently voted for the new constitution which included in is county governments where everything will be done there.
"We have any reason to believe that Tana River killings are part of some politicians plot to dismiss devolution which since independence Kenyans have been yawning for," he asserted.
Addressing mourners at the burial ceremony of former Malindi mayor Fredrick Kazungu at Takaye village in Malindi over the weekend Jirongo said time has come for Kenyans to shun away from anti-new constitution leaders since they may be elected and decide to change the constitution like it was done many years ago by some leaders who did not want changes.
Jirongo wondered why the president did not fire National Security Intelligence Service boss and Police commissioner even after they failed to protect innocent Kenyans.
"We want Kenyans to elect a president who will be caring his electorate from all corners of the country because that is a constitutional order. How comes a president wakes up in the morning and he is told that about 100 people have been killed and he fails to sent home people responsible for failing to protect innocent Kenyans which people is he leading,? Asked Jirongo as mourner clapped for him.
He said post-election violence of 2007-2008 should not be repeated in the coming general election stating that he government should be protect Kenyans by all means from any attacks.
He was accompanied by Minister for Fisheries Amason Kingi, assistant Minister for Immigration and registration of person Francis Baya, Assistant Minister for land Ngonzi Rai and Malindi MP Gideon Munga'ro among other political leaders.
"Whenever I stand with Kenyans and tell them the truth they claim i am inciting Kenyans that is not true how come Kenyans from all over the country will be paying loan that they did not benefit from their own region like constriction of Thika High Way. I future we want to come up with a law that will not allow Kenyans to pay loan that they did not benefit from," he posed.
Minister Kingi and Kilifi governor aspirant took issue with Tana Delta killings saying that those behind them will be dealt with after investigations are through.
He added that the government is planning to construct houses to those whose houses were razed down and pa back those whose cattle were killed and stolen as well in a bid to bring the two rival communities together.
However the Magarini MP called on the group advocating for secession of COAST saying burning of Identification cards and voter’s cards as well as boycotting election will not solve the historical injustices that have been experienced in the area for long time.
Kingi said there is need fro the group to join other leaders in the area in ensuring quality and visionary leaders are elected for the sake of Coast people as the grievances will be solved in the county governments.
"We have county governments which for many years we have yawned for and so let stake advantage of them my friend and develop our region because all resources and employments as well as land issues will be addressed here not in Nairobi as it was before," noted Kingi.
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