“The House committee on Defence and Foreign Relations tabled its report on the project and urged the government to fast-track its completion[Kenya-Somalia border wall/fence].”
“But MPs led by leader of majority Aden Duale (Garissa Town) vowed not to allow "a few individuals” to use the insecurity in northern Kenya and the Al-Shabaab threat to steal public funds appropriated by parliament. Mr Duale told the committee to declare the border wall project is not viable instead of defending it and asking parliament for more money for it.”
https://www.nation.co.ke/news/Somalia-b ... index.html
If money was stolen, that is a criminal case, and DCI should investigate the matter and prosecute the people responsible.
But the FENCE MUST BE BUILT
regardless. You can’t say a very crucial road will not be built because someone stole the project’s money. Prosecute the persons responsible and give another company tender to build the road.
What is actually happening is that some politicians from region bordering Somalia are against the fence because of selfish reasons. Anyone who understands Kenyan politics knows what these selfish reasons are, and they are anti-Kenya.
In a country where the rule of law is enforced strictly, these politicians sabotaging Kenya security because of selfish reasons would be charged with treason.
: Those claiming businesses in Kenya near the Somalia border will suffer if the fence is built are not being sincere. There will be gates allowing flow of people and goods between Kenya and Somalia.
The only difference will be that these gates will be manned by security personnel. So anyone involved in legitimate business wouldn’t suffer any losses if the fence is built.
But if someone is involved in criminal cross-border activities like gun-running, well, their business will suffer.