Garissa Leaders Attack Duale and Accuse Him of Derailing County Development
Garissa Leaders today attacked the National Majority Leader who is also the Garissa Township MP accusing him of undermining the Governor and the county development. The leaders who were speaking to the press included the Senator, the Women Rep, Deputy Governor, Fafi Member of Parliament, Mbalambala Member of Parliament, County Assembly Majority Leader and the Assembly Speaker.
The County Senator Hon. Mohamed Yusuf Haji asked Duale to work with the governor and take part in the development of the county. He said as an elder he will not allow anything that will lead to disunity. The senator said the leaders will support the County government and the Governor. He said if Hon.Duale has grievances against the 2-year-old government, he should seek redress through the right channels and amicably try to resolve differences. He reiterated his support for the government giving a clean bill of health to the Governor’s administration and its ”progress so far”.
The senator said there has been simmering differences between the leaders that has been going on and that should not be happening. ”What leads to disunity in our community is the urge to make unilateral decisions that cannot be opposed or the desire to be the king of all decisions made which should not be allowed to happen” in reference to the national Majority Leader.
The women Rep Hon Anab Subow said every leader should do what he or he was elected for and let others do their stipulated work. ”Everyone was elected to serve a section of the the County residents, the Governor has been elected to serve the people of the county, I as the women rep I will concentrate on my job as a women rep and MPs and MCas should should do their work without interfering in others’ work” said the Women Rep.
The County Assembly Majority Leader said over the last week the leaders have been meeting residents and all stakeholders and have been meeting over Hon. Aden Duale. ”All stakeholders in the meeting have unanimously agreed that the individual who is hampering this county’s development is Hon Aden Duale and we have resolved to respond to him and urge him to desist from derailing our progress as a county or we will fight back”. Said the County Majority leader.
Fafi Mp Hon. Abdikarim Osman strongly criticised Duale accusing him of preventing people from progressing and using others to fight the governor and the county. Osman said Duale has stopped the appointment of Mohabub Maalim, the current Igad Exdcutive Director as a CS in the national government, he was not happy with the appointment of the DPP Nurdin Haji and tries to prevent anyone from ascending into a position of power. ”We have resolved as leaders to fight him back and will not allow him to divide the residents of the County” said the Fafi MP. The MP continued that Duale has not ”brought any development over the 15 years he was in parliament”. Osman said Hon Duale has been engineering the removal of County Speaker Ahmed Abass and is against the empoyment of any one by the county government. The Fafi MP said ”we will fight him in any way we deem fit”
The County Speaker said Hon Duale should work with the county government like all the other MPs. He said in their meeting the one thing that was acknowledged as the single most important challenge in the county is Hon Aden Duale.