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
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.