They claimed to have only read the planned relocation in the papers and told the governor to consult before rolling out the plan.
“The county government has no constitutional mandate to interfere with community land. Any attempt will therefore be fraudulent, illegal and will be totally resisted,” said Kamwaro.
Mr Marima said the project would only kick off once the community’s approval has been sought and gotten. “The people of Narok will not accept any attempt to transfer land grabbing techniques to their area. It is only them who have the sole mandate to decide what use their land will be put into. We shall not allow anyone to tread on us,” said Marima
On his part, Mr Kenta said he has written to the World Bank to be made aware of the constitutional issues raised and the stand of the community.
“It is imperative that the World Bank, having been mentioned as a benefactor in this grand construction, confirms this position. It is crucial that the people of Narok County are enlightened about this partnership,” said Kenta.
He called on Mr Tunai to first rehabilitate the dilapidated infrastructure within Narok town before spending the limited development resources on ‘unhelpful feasibility studies and premature planning activities.’
“The governor should first improve existing health and educational facilities, build human resource capacity and provide clean water and provide basic needs to the county residents,” said Kenta.
The county government plans to relocate Narok town and begin construction of multi-billion shillings infrastructure including county offices.