County bosses agree to resolve boundary row

The leaders unanimously agreed that boundaries should not divide communities.

Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya. Kwale and Kilifi counties are involved in a border row. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

IN SUMMARY

  • Ruto urged residents to live in peace as they await the final resolution by the government.
  • The governors also agreed to facilitate residents to participate in mediation process.

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Leaders from Kwale and Taita Taveta counties have agreed to peacefully resolve a boundary conflict on Mackinnon Road.

In a meeting chaired by Deputy President William Ruto in Karen, Nairobi, on Friday, Governors Salim Mvurya (Kwale) and Granton Samboja (Taita-Taveta) said the borderline issue would be resolved amicably in order for communities living in the area to co-exist harmoniously.

According to Mr Ruto's Press Service, the leaders unanimously agreed that boundaries should not divide communities, but act as a link and avenue to service delivery.

The leaders from the two counties also agreed to facilitate residents to participate in mediation process.

“We should resolve this matter before it escalates to a violent conflict. I call on the agencies involved in resolving it to involve all communities.

"That way, we will have a wholesome terminal solution to the problem,” Mr Ruto said.

He urged residents to live in peace as they await the final resolution by the government.

"As a matter of fact, the resolution will be a win-win for both parties,” he said.

Governor Mwurya promised to approach the issue with sobriety while his counterpart urged both citizens and leaders to remain calm.

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