Vihiga Governor Moses Akaranga has revived his demand for a review of Maseno boundary and accused the National Assembly of delaying the process.
Akaranga said that leaders and residents of Vihiga especially those living along the disputed Maseno boundary are getting impatient with the Parliament’s delay in resolving the matter.
Speaking while on a tour of Mwibona ward in Luanda Sub County, Akaranga questioned why the Parliamentary Committee set up to probe the Maseno border dispute has not tabled its report in the House for discussion.
“When the Parliamentary Committee was set up to probe the border dispute we were happy as leaders because we knew the process will deliver a lasting solution,” said the Governor.
He added, “We are wondering that several months later the Committee has not tabled its findings in the House for debating.”
Akaranga pointed out that the Committee visited the area and got views from the public on how the dispute should be resolved.
He noted that residents wanted the Maseno boundary dispute to be resolved before this year’s general elections.
The governor asked MPs from Vihiga County to push for a tabling of the report in the House for debating.
“I am asking MPs from Vihiga to ensure that the Maseno boundary dispute does not die a natural death. They should demand for the report by the Parliamentary Committee to be tabled in the House,” he added.
Akaranga pointed out that Maseno area is supposed to be in Vihiga County and not Kisumu adding that the matter should be handled urgently.
The governor launched the demand for a review of the Maseno boundary last year following a demand by residents from the county.
He added that Maseno dispute was one of the historical injustices that the government should address before the general elections.
The move caused an uproar from leaders from neighbouring Kisumu County with some of them demanding for the arrest of the governor who they accused of incitement.
Later, a Parliamentary Committee was set up to probe the border dispute and it has not tabled its findings in the House.