Most of the time there is bad news in Kenya, ICC cases, the never ending corruption, impunity, bad politics, tribalism, nepotism, unemployment, harsh economic time, land grabbers, drought, if I continue I will get tired of writing, but at last there is some good news in Kenya. The county that has suffered so much from drought, poor infrastructure, malnutrition etc... and as a result of their suffering the Turkana people felt they are not in Kenya.
Now that explorers have discovered oil in Turkana a few days ago, the light can now shine in the county, a lot of issues have come up after the revelation. All of a sudden land ownership has become an issue that was never before. I won’t be surprised if our greedy politicians come up with documents owning the land where the oil was found. Opportunist Kenyans, who never thought of taking a free land offer in Turkana before, will now rush there to grab or buy whatever they can find.
This is a plus and an opportunity for Turkana people first and then other Kenyans to benefit. I say Turkana people first because they have suffered for many years in this land. They should be advised not to be duped into selling their land to opportunists. I also support Narc Kenya leader Hon Martha Karua when she said this issue should be managed well; hope it will for a better Kenya and let us be spared of the usual politics in handling issues.