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This is the Berlin Conference all over again. Cut & Slice Africa, disregard what the indigenous owners of the land say. But you make your choice. Here is the thread.
TiTLE Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT), and IEBC Kenya on scrapping of #Constituencies in Northern Kenya.
#NRT, @USAID several @EU_Commission countries are lobbying the @IEBCKenya and the Environment, Mining, Minerals, Wildlife and Pollution Committee in #KENYAN Parliament to scrap constituencies to make one single 'manageable' constituency in Northern Kenya.
[Note that #NRT is owned by the @RoyalFamily. It is NOT owned by 'the communities' - who have no land title deeds - all this land has been "grabbed" though eviction, burning homes, killing cattle, poisoning boreholes and "NRT" does not benefit the community in any manner]
#NRT and its lobbyist are of the opinion far-flung constituencies of Isiolo South, Laisamis, North Horr and Saku of Northern Kenya be place under North Horr Constituency with its HQ in Marsabit town
This despite the fact the move is contrary to Section 27(4) of Transitional and Consequential provisions of the #Constitution of #Kenya.
#NRT has close to 4.9 million acres of land stretching from #Lamu to #Moyale and #Turkana under its armed control.
Visitors Not Allowed.
#NRT itself, one local MP & NRT international partners are of the opinion that "it's prudent for it to reduce the number of #politicians and #MCAs who are 'the cause of slow acquisition of land in these region' [Those indigenous who are opposed to selling their #ancestral lands]
..apparently due to the 'insatiable appetite' for 'development funds' during the entire 5-year political life, we are unable to sustain such demand"
the lobbyist said in their proposal, hence the call for reduction of constituencies and wards - [less people to bribe]
#NRT is seeking Sh1 Billion from the @swedense govt to "#Depopulate" (#Kill and #remove) the number of #livestock to pave way for more wildlife space despite communities having lived here for generations. See picture of community members at a hot springs on their #LAND.
"The 1 Billion will also go toward maintaining "security" in zoned wildlife areas 'following escalation of conflict between the warring communities" - this is a blatant #whitelie - we have first hand reports on how the Kenyan Government has been deliberately killing her citizens.
"In anticipation, NRT has already "recruited Livestock and Grazing Coordinators" that will control the "growth" of livestock population, grazing pattern, the land carrying capacity " @oxfaminKE
" well as checking on the impact of vegetation on constructed "makeshift airstrips", according to the proposal sent to the Swedish Government.
The Proposal also entails the recruitment of #rangers, purchasing of #arms, #uniform, #helicopters & #vehicles."
"...whose COST will be complimented by other donors like @USAID , @WWF_Kenya -Kenya, @RockefellerFdn Foundation and several other members of the #EuropeanUnion @EuropeanUnews @EU_Commission , all who support NRT's vicious grabbing of Northern #Kenya's natural resources.
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