JOHO joins RAILA & delves into murky waters of UHURU/ RUTO’s secret project in Murang’a

.... before a license was issued by the National Environment Management Authority.

The chain of events point to an illegality being committed on the people of Muranga and occupants of the Tana River Delta. The project had been designed by end of the year 2013, the tender for a contractor was published in March 2014 and an agreement signed with the contractor on 1st September 2014. A payment of Kshs. 1,365,127,934.56 was also paid to the contractor in October. But the terms of reference for the conduct of the Environmental Impact Assessment were only approved in July 2014 and the Environmental Impact Assessment report was approved in November 2014. Then the license by NEMA got issued in February 2015. This is not how things are supposed to work. This pattern does not add up.

The Environmental Impact Assessment report, when it came, indicated, among other things, that project will lead to severe loss of water on the Tana River which will lead to drying up of both ground and underground rivers and streams in Garissa, Ukambani and Tana River Delta.

Downstream at the Coast, we cannot take any further marginalization. Neither Tana River nor Kilifi counties can afford any acts of economic sabotage anymore. Garissa won’t take it either. Nor will Ukambani.


The report said the effects will be so severe that the larger Murang’a, Garissa, Ukambani and the Tana River Delta region will be deserts within five years of this project.

Even with Tana operating at capacity, water is remains a serious issue downstream. Right now, more than 20,000 people and close to 100,000 head of cattle in Tana River risk starvation following a severe drought that has caused water shortage in the Tana delta. We can’t sit back and see the Tana being diverted upstream because that clearly means death downstream.

We therefore join other affected Kenyans in demanding that President Uhuru Kenyatta needs to address the communities living in the Tana River Basin and tell them why his government is proceeding with the implementation of this project which clearly poses a threat to the survival of lives and economies of over 12 million people and 20 counties.
President Uhuru Kenyatta must put an immediate stop to this project and initiate a process of proper public participation in all areas of Tana River Delta region.

We also want a comprehensive audit of all environmental concerns raised and a proper environmental impact assessment.

We repeat that communities along the Tana Delta have been marginalized before. We will not sit back and watch another pattern of marginalization began in our lifetime and bequeath that marginalization to our children in the same way our fathers handed it over to us.

Finally, we challenge the President to come clean on the Northern Collector Tunnel and give Kenyans a direct assurance that he has no conflict of interest in this matter between his commercial interests and the interest of the people of Kenya and that he is not pushing this project because of that conflict of interests.

In the interests of the all the communities along the Tana Basin, President Kenyatta must stop the Northern Collector Tunnel. For us downstream, whoever touches the Tana touches our lives directly and becomes our enemy. The President has a chance to prove that he cares about our people and their lives by stopping this project.

H.E ALI HASSAN JOHO

MOMBASA,

OCTOBER 12, 2016.

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  1. MTADO? FIRST GO AND FINISH YOUR DEGREE AT GRETSA BEFORE YOU START LECTURING KNOWLEDGEABLE PEOPLE FROM MURANGA IN YOUR SMALL INCONSISTENCIES. DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT? the only thing you understand is drug trafficking which you think is better than the project. you believe in spoiling the minds of human beings so you can rule them easily. YOUR PROPAGANDA WILL NOT STOP THE PROJECT. YOU CAN AS WELL GO AND SIT AT MURANGA AND DEMONSTRATE THERE. WE IN MURANGA WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU. WHAT MAKES RAILA THINK HE WILL EVER BECOME A PRESIDENT OF KENYA WITH HIS MALICIOUS ATTITUDE TOWARDS KIKUYUS? why is he interfering with this project? is it just because it is in kikuyuland? did he want it in NYANZA?

  2. Why did RAO commission the project? Why cry wolf now? Was he not in the Nusu Mkate govt which brought the project>

  3. Central Kenya is preparing itself for irrigation programmes after you have taken your land through TJRC. By the way where did you take the Mijikendas which you should as slaves in the gulf.There are no African Arabs in the Gulf. Address past injustices by compensating the africans tortured by your foreslave traders.

  4. People should make constructive statements na wala sio kuonyesha watu ujinga wao.

  5. Keep quiet you idiot, and what interest do you have with Aberdare ranges

  6. Pussy this is not about kikuyu but what is right. Am a kikuyu and disagree and disregard with that shity project, so fuck you and fuck your whore mother it's people like you that we don't want in central.

  7. Camel traders will soon relocate to Muranga desert.

  8. I concur with you 001, these people have stolen everything on the surface of the earth and now they have decided steal what is underground using tunnels. Funny enough their dumb followers are cheering them up.

  9. Mungu amemueka raila kukiwa nasababu kwahivyo watu wakenya odoeni siasa kwa hii mambo muiagalie kwa macho nawambia kuna siku mtamkubuka raila wakati munalia kwahivyo kabla mtukanane vile nimeona kwa mtadao kabira uweke matusi fikilia sana ustukane raila ama kutetea serikari na kire aliongea muheshimiwa tiga wakenya hamtaelewa saa hii lakini mtaelewa baadae na Ndungu zagu wakikuyu musiwe weepesi kutukanana ile siku muraga itakauka mtalilia kwa choo hata kama saa mwasema raila ni mbaya ana uzuri wake juu alifichua jambo hili Hosea 4:6 watu wangu wanapotea kwa kukosa marifa. Marifa ndugu yangu nikuwa na ufahamu yani jumbo likisemwa unaweza kuelewa kama ni mathara yake ama manufaa yake kwahio msiwe wepesi kumtukana raila tafakalini hayo nakilre aliongea umuhimu wake na madhara yake namaliza kusema weka siasa kado na jambo hili juu hujui baadae kama niwewe utakuja kusema heli nigelijua kwaheri.

  10. Mungu amemueka raila kukiwa nasababu kwahivyo watu wakenya odoeni siasa kwa hii mambo muiagalie kwa macho nawambia kuna siku mtamkubuka raila wakati munalia kwahivyo kabla mtukanane vile nimeona kwa mtadao kabira uweke matusi fikilia sana ustukane raila ama kutetea serikari na kire aliongea muheshimiwa tiga wakenya hamtaelewa saa hii lakini mtaelewa baadae na Ndungu zagu wakikuyu musiwe weepesi kutukanana ile siku muraga itakauka mtalilia kwa choo hata kama saa mwasema raila ni mbaya ana uzuri wake juu alifichua jambo hili Hosea 4:6 watu wangu wanapotea kwa kukosa marifa. Marifa ndugu yangu nikuwa na ufahamu yani jumbo likisemwa unaweza kuelewa kama ni mathara yake ama manufaa yake kwahio msiwe wepesi kumtukana raila tafakalini hayo nakilre aliongea umuhimu wake na madhara yake namaliza kusema weka siasa kado na jambo hili juu hujui baadae kama niwewe utakuja kusema heli nigelijua kwaheri.

  11. why dnt raila first address the problem with lake victoria plant,and leave central alone.

  12. Sultan. Mwana Mkuuu.

  13. RAILA HAS BEEN IN LEADERSHIP FOR SEVERAL YRS OVER 30 TO BE PRECISE. HE COMMISSIONED THE PROJECT HE IS NOW TALKING BAD ABOUT. BEFORE HE TALK ABOUT MURANG'A PROJECTS, LET HIM SHOW A SINGLE PROJECT HE EVER INTIATED EVEN IN HIS LUOLAND OR ELSEWHERE IN KENYA. HIS IS ONLY TO CRITICIZE WHAT OTHERS HAVE MANAGED TO DO. AND TO JOHO AND HIS LIKES WAS HE SO BUSY IN DRUGS THAT HIS PEOPLE WERE BEING MAGINALIZED AND ONLY WOKEUP WHEN HIS SICK BABAYAO TALKED

  14. GO HANG YOURSELF

  15. Our Kikuyu friends you are funny. Why would Raila need your votes when you can't even vote for William Ruto. Mungiki came into being to ask for the rights of the mau mau fighters especially from Muranga whose land was taken by we know who at independence but politicians infiltrated it and diverted it's course. The rest is history. They were used and then massacred by one home guard Mr Michuki and majorly in Muranga. Have so much to share but will leave it here. Mungu asaidie watu wa Muranga with there thick minds.

  16. may be thick but at least know how to build toilets and preserve their environment

  17. BETTER REMAIN THICK THAN TAKE RAILAS WISDOM. THIS JATHI IS TOO THICK, I MEAN A MAN WHOSE ELECTION IS STOLEN AT WILL, SURELY, CANT HE SEE JOHO IS JUST RIDING ON HIS FAME?

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