Kenya is going to the dogs because of UHURU/ RUTO’s incompetency and inaptitude – CORD00:00
.... equipment that they had no say in procuring.
Furthermore, in Nairobi, the national government owes no less than KES69 billion in rates and arrears that they have flatly refused to settle. These are resources that H. E Governor Kidero would channel towards hiring doctors & nurses, repairing county roads, easing traffic congestion and establishing markets for small scale traders. These efforts are all being frustrated by the Jubilee brigade led by President Kenyatta and his Deputy Ruto. They are starving Nairobi of financial oxygen so as to reap from its socio-political ruins in 2017. It is no secret that the duo has declared its interest in winning the leadership of Nairobi City County. It is regrettable that they intend to do so regardless of the cost to Nairobians who are left suffering as Jubilee pursues this self-serving agenda.
In Kisumu, the local economy is on its knees after Jubilee liberalized importation rules allowing the entry of cheap fish from China to the detriment of local fishermen. To add insult to injury, President Kenyatta earlier in the year signed the controversial "Milk for Sugar deal" with Uganda that saw the local market flooded with cheap sugar imports from Uganda effectively killing the industry in Muhoroni, Awendo and other parts of Nyanza. This deal was signed with no regard as to the net effect to the sugarcane farmers and their main source of income. Thousands of families are now left destitute with no means to pay fees, pay for medical care and other basic needs.
This strategy of economic subjugation by Jubilee in our counties is diabolical and must cease forthwith as it goes against the spirit and the letter of the Constitution.
Therefore, WE the governors of the three biggest cities in Kenya NAIROBI, MOMBASA, AND KISUMU, thus hereby demand the following:
1. An immediate disbursement of the KES69 billion owed to Nairobi City County to facilitate the equipping of hospitals, building of low cost housing and supply of water to our citizens.
2. The immediate formulation of a sharing policy and disbursement of port revenue to Mombasa County and to cessation of any actions leading to the transfer of port operations away from the city of Mombasa
3. An immediate moratorium on the importation of cheap fish from China to Kenya and an investment plan to restore fish produce and markets for Lake Victoria.
Failure to which, we shall resort to an irreversible legal determination of the same and mobilize our people for sit ins until Jubilee begins to respect devolution.
Signed and dated,
H. E Hassan Joho, Mombasa County
H. E Dr Evans Kidero, Nairobi County
H. E Jack Ranguma, Kisumu County
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