Kibaki in Marsabit

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President Kibaki on Saturday took his campaign to Marsabit where he created eight new divisions and promised to set up a military base to ensure that security is maintained along the 600-km Kenya- Ethiopian border.

“Recently, our people were attacked and injured along the border when the Ethiopian government was cracking down on members of the Oromo Liberation Front,” the immediate Norrth Horr MP Mr Ukur Yattani said at Bubisa trading centre. Mr Yattani added that six local people were arrested and locked up in Moyale. 

President Kibaki ordered that the six be released immediately, saying they had not violated the Kenyan law.

And while speaking at Marsabit Stadium, the President sought to assure residents that Ethiopian militias will no longer cross the border to harass them. “We cannot allow foreigners to come to Kenya and destabilise  our people,” the Head of State said. 

The government, he pledged, will also put up a GSU camp at Gas trading centre where incidents of cattle rustling have been witnessed in the recent past.

Home guards in the Gas area and North Horr who had been disarmed after they raided a neighbouring area to recover stolen animals will have their firearms returned, at the same time, home guards in Forolle, Dukana and Turbi will also be given more firearms,President Kibaki said.

The President created  Dakha Baricha, Omarr, Karare, Segei, Shurr and Kalacha divisions in the newly created Chalbi District. He also created Kargi and Ngurnit divisions Laisamis district. 

And in response to requests by immediate former MP for Laisamis

In Chalbi and Laisamis,to put up one secondary school in each of the districts. 

He also promised the local communities, who are mainly pastoralists, that the government will implement a re-stocking programme to help them recover from loss of livestock to drought and cattle rustling in the last few years.

Mr Joseph Ole Kuton, the President pledged

In Chalbi and Laisamis, the President promised to put up one secondary school in each of the districts. 

He also promised the local communities, who are mainly pastoralists, that the government will implement a re-stocking programme to help them recover from loss of livestock to drought and cattle rustling in the last few years.

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