Garissa MCAs and CECs disown Deputy Governor’s statement

Written By: Hunja Macharia

Garissa County MCAs have dismissed claims by Deputy Governor Abdi Dagane that he has been isolated in decision making in the County.

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The MCAs say the allegations by the Deputy Governor are untrue and a false representation of how the County is managed.

This after Dagane took to his social media facebook account to accuse Governor Ali Korane of locking hi out from the management of the County.

In a long post Dagane said lack of consultations in running County affairs is an issue that should be addressed fully.

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MCAs from his Samawadhal community have however dismissed claims that the County Government has shunned the community saying Dagane’s claims are personal.

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Masalani MCA Abubakar Shide said it is unfortunate that the Deputy Governor is trying to divide County residents among ethnic lines adding that as MCAs they have full confidence in the Governor.

Holugho MCA Adow Mohamed urged the Deputy Governor to use the right channels to address any personal problem he may have with the Governor instead of positing the issues on social media.

“We are shocked by the turn of events and even more so the manner in which he decided to express his frustrations, as a mature leader you try to consult widely before resorting to what the Deputy Governor did.”

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Their sentiments were echoed by Trade CEC Adow Jubat, Education CEC Habiba Nasib and Transport CEC Abdi Omar.

In the post the Governor wrote; “When I took an oath alongside the Governor on the 21st day of August, 2017, we had a lot of zeal and vigor to transform Garissa into a regional hub. Our vision was to see a better Garissa than we found before and a government for the people that appreciates the very force that propelled it to power: the electorates.

As a principal assistant and the most senior County official from the samawadal community, I would not bargain with anybody for the rights of my people and the programs that they’re entitled to. We are not any person’s guest in this County Government and our efforts to realize a better Garissa won’t be derailed nor diverted from its intended course. We will jointly with the inclusion of all other communities advocate for the rights of all those who stood under the scorching sun to cast their votes for us.”

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Dagane says he has met with elders from his community to chat the way forward and that he was planning to have a series of meetings with his community so that he can explain to him what is happening at the County Government.






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