Three MPs now want plan to support Wajir Waqaf cancelled
By: Kevin Kyalo
NAIROBI—-Three Members of Parliament from Wajir County have reportedly frustrated effort to have the deputy president hold fundraiser for local Islamic institute.
The religious leaders, who orgernised the event said move by the legislators would deny the Waqaf project the cash it needs to complete the building it started four years ago.
Wajir South MP, Dr Mohamud Oomar, Wajir East legislator, Rashid Kassim and his Eldas counterpart said they want a fundraiser for Tarbaj madrasas to precede the one for Al Fatah.
“It is not proper to politicize a noble project,” a member of the Al Fatah Fundraising Committee told Kulan Post in confidence.
He added that:”We Will not stop at anything. The committee will go ahead with the event meant to support hundreds of orphans. We will move ahead with our plans whether they stop (Deputy President) Ruto from coming or not.”
The committee said they will issue public statement later in the week to denounce the MPs and their move to sabotage the fundraiser set for the 23rd of March in Wajir Town. Deputy President, Dr William Ruto will be the chief guest.
The three MPs reportedly went to protest to Dr Ruto, claiming that Fatuma Gedi, who invited him, did not consult other county leaders.
The county senator, Dr Abdullahi Kabreta, Wajir North legislator, Ahmed Abdisalan and the deputy governor Ahmed Mukhtar vowed they would attend the fundraiser.
The governor, Mohamed Abdi cancelled a thanksgiving event which was to happened on the same day to pave way for the fundraiser of the Waqaf project.
Kulan Post understands that the Deputy President has called for a meeting with all county leaders at his office Thursday morning to resolve the dispute ahead of his planned visit which he maintains is too late to call it off.