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Muslims urge leaders to solve land problem

PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya secretary-general Mohammed Dor (right) at a press conference in Mwembe Tayari on April 2, 2013.
PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya secretary-general Mohammed Dor (right) at a press conference in Mwembe Tayari on April 2, 2013.  NATION MEDIA GROUP


Daily Nation
Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Muslim leaders on Tuesday urged the incoming government to resolve the perennial land problem in the Coast region.

Kenyans expected a lot from President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta, who will be sworn-in on April 9, and his deputy William Ruto, said Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya (CIPK) leaders.

They asked the government to work closely with the Nation Land Commission in tackling the land matter.

Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ruto should not disappoint, stated CIPK, whose secretary-general Mohammed Dor stressed that the best way the two could pay back Kenyans for their win was by fulfilling the promises made during the campaigns.

“I think it’s payback time. In Coast, we want the land issue to be addressed to end the squatter problem that has besieged the residents for decades,” said Sheikh Dor.

Sheikh Dor, who in the outgoing government was a former nominated MP, urged the incoming government to implement the entire Constitution and find a lasting solution to the increasing prices of basic goods.

He was speaking to journalists at Mwembe Tayari.

CIPK organising secretary Mohammed Khalifah said that the moment the new government started implementing its promises would be when the unity of Kenyans would start being realised.

“Land is a problem to many, not only in Coast. That is why we are asking the new government to prioritise it. This will bring confidence among Kenyans and unite them,” said Sheikh Khalifah.





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