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MCA warns against divisive politics in Garissa, Tana River border

Say politicians should campaign on the manifestos they have for the people

In Summary

• “Nobody should come here and tell you to vote for them because they come from this clan or the other. They should tell you why they are seeking your votes,” Gubo said.

• He said residents deserve a leader who will work for them and not those who want to serve their own interests.

Madogo MCA Abdi Ergamso Gubo warned politicians in the area against dividing residents along tribal lines.

Madogo MCA Abdi Ergamso Gubo addressing residents on Tuesday, May 24.
AGENDA-BASED CAMPAIGNS: Madogo MCA Abdi Ergamso Gubo addressing residents on Tuesday, May 24.
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Madogo MCA Abdi Ergamso Gubo has warned politicians against dividing residents along tribal lines.

Gubo said divisive politics has no place in the country and politicians should campaign on the manifestos they have for the people.

The two-term legislator who is seeking to recapture his seat on a UDA ticket spoke on Tuesday while addressing a rally at Madogo shopping centre in Tana River.

He said residents deserve a leader who will work for them and not those who want to serve their own interests.

“Nobody should come here and tell you to vote for them because they come from this clan or the other. They should tell you why they are seeking your votes and what they will do once elected,” Gubo said.

Residents of Madogo at a meeting where they were addressed by MCA Abdi Ergamso on Tuesday, May 24.
RE-ELECTION BID: Residents of Madogo at a meeting where they were addressed by MCA Abdi Ergamso on Tuesday, May 24.
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The legislator said Madogo hosts native communities and non-locals from other parts of the country, hence it is for everyone.

“When someone promises to give opportunities to one community, what about the others who are still voters?” he posed.

Gubo said if re-elected, he will provide more bursaries as well as work with security apparatus to improve security, which is a major challenge in Madogo.

The fast growing cosmopolitan centre is located in Tana River county but just five kilometres from Garissa town.

Despite recently being elevated to a subcounty, it has witnessed a rise in cases of insecurity ranging from shooting, mugging, stabbing as well as house break-ins.

Madogo MCA Abdi Ergamso adresing residents of Madogo in Tana North subcounty on Tuesday, May 24.
INSECURITY: Madogo MCA Abdi Ergamso adresing residents of Madogo in Tana North subcounty on Tuesday, May 24.
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The attacks prompted a security meeting with residents a fortnight ago in a bid to address the worrying trend.

The meeting was led by county commissioner Thomas Saneki, Bura MP Ali Wario and Gubo.

Gubo said the local leadership is working closely with administrators, village elders as well as wananchi to bring to book those behind the crimes.

“We are working to identify the young people committing crimes. We may talk to them and their parents before we take action. Those who want to go back to school will get bursaries to help them,” he said.

(Edited by Bilha Makokha)

Residents of Madogo at a meeting where they were addressed by MCA Abdi Ergamso on Tuesday, May 24.
MADOGO VOTE: Residents of Madogo at a meeting where they were addressed by MCA Abdi Ergamso on Tuesday, May 24.
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