Kenyans have questioned the move by President Uhuru Kenyatta to offer a piece of land in Naivasha to Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni.
On paper, the prime land is said to have been gifted to Uganda for the construction of a dry port for Ugandan cargo.
This is in turn aimed at ensuring that upon completion of the SGR, goods from Kenya can get to Uganda within two days.
“I have confirmed to President Museveni that with that development in Naivasha and then moving the SGR to Malaba, goods will be able to move from Mombasa to Malaba in just two days,” Uhuru said.
This gesture has however been met with mixed reactions among-st Kenyans, especially putting into consideration how Uganda’s authority behave over the ownership of Migingo Island.
Some Kenyan’s believe that soon, Naivasha will be part of Uganda.
According to Kisiang’ani, the move by the president is irrational. Kisiang’ani argues that looking at it business-wise, Kenya should have constructed the dry port and charged Uganda for using it. That way, it creates employment for Kenyans.
“Just wondering aloud! Isn’t it more beneficial for us to build our own inland port at Naivasha then charge Uganda for using it than giving Uganda our land so it builds its own inland port in our country? I don’t understand this deal. Help me please!” Kisiang’ani said in a tweet.
Museveni who is in Kenya for investment and trade talks with Uhuru Kenyatta recently tore apart young journalists with this comment that left many laughing