Gov’t moves to resolve Wajir boundary conflict

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The government has moved to resolve the disputed boundaries between Eldas, Wajir North and West constituencies which had threatened to degenerate into a full blown conflict.

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North Eastern Regional Commissioner Mohamud Saleh says the boundaries will revert to administrative boundaries that created the 3 constituencies before the 2013 general elections.

According to former Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi, the disputed boundary between Eldas and Wajir North has claimed a record 127 lives whereas wrangles pitting Eldas and Wajir left 8 people dead.

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Saleh together with his security team meeting elders and elected leaders from the 3 constituencies as efforts to resolve the conflict intensifies.

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During the meeting held at the residence of the county commissioner where no one was allowed to ask questions, applaud or comment, Saleh told the elders and the leaders to stop misleading area residents over the administrative and electoral boundaries.

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The tough talking, Saleh maintained that after the elders, elected leaders and the clerics’ failed to agree on the boundaries and continued loss of human lives, the government has been forced to pronounce itself.

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He said the boundaries will revert to administrative boundaries that created the 3 constituencies before the 2013 general elections.

Saleh clarifying that the government will support any changes that are agreeable between the parties in the dispute as electoral boundaries are reviewed by IEBC every 10 years.

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