Isiolo county women rep. lauds CS Matiang’i for intervening in the Isiolo and Garissa conflicts
Isiolo county women Member of Parliament has lauded cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’I for intervening with a lot of wisdom following conflict that has become a thorn in the flesh between resident of Isiolo and Garissa counties The residents of Isiolo and Garissa have been in conflict for some years now following encroachments along the border while in search for water and pasture for livestock. According to Rehema, Dr Matiang’i made a wise decision by ordering that all chiefs from Garissa County who are now operating in Isiolo County should be going back to their county by Monday next week or they will be sacked. The legislator added that it was very unfair for the neighbors from the other county to cause conflict that has displaced residents in some areas of Isiolo south where four schools have been closed down to date following tension in the area that has made life unbearable. Rehema has also defended Dr Matiang’i after leaders from Garissa County castigated his decision when he ordered the chiefs to stay within their administrative boundaries .She added that as the CS Matiang’I is the right person orders the chiefs to observe the law in their areas and not to cause conflict. She was speaking in Isiolo town where she gifted several women groups and youth with non food items meant to empower them financially.