Human rights lobby Haki Africa has threatened to invoke constitutional process to recall Coast political leaders for failing to honour their mandate of serving the Coastal people.
The rights organisations said that Coast political leaders have geared up towards repositioning themselves for 2022 elections completely forgetting the situation facing Coastal residents.
In a statement to newsrooms on Wednesday, Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid said that the region was facing acute poverty, unemployment, insecurity, land crisis, lower levels of education among many other human rights violation issues but the leaders were busy realigning themselves with other political leaders from upcountry.
Khalid said that it was pity for the leaders to debate strongly on 2022 political campaigns at the expense of locals and urged them to wise up and work towards extricating poverty at the Coast.
“We saw President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and even Opposition Leader Raila Odinga flocking the Coast region, but what we witnessed were only political realignment instead of our leaders presenting pertinent issues to these top leader, we are perturbed,” said Khalid.
He continued, “Our people are poor, impoverished, disadvantaged and marginalized while they are busy realigning themselves with other political leaders with 2022 political ambitions, it is pathetic,” he retorted.
The human rights icon cautioned the leaders that unless they retract and focus more on uplifting the living standards of Coastal people Haki Africa will institute recalling process.
Khalid said that the human rights Organisation together with locals will invoke articles 97 and 98 of the constitution to recall Coast political leaders for failing to deliver on their mandates.
He said that Coast people were not interested in 2022 political ambitions but see their leaders work on how to tame insecurity, poverty, improve on the levels of education, enable youth self reliance among other important basic issues.
In the past two weeks, the Coast region has been in a buzz of political activities with Coast political leaders openly campaigning for their 2022 Presidential candidates in a series of political realignment that according to Khalid meant purely nothing to the Coastal people.