to the Standardmedia.co.ke Web Page news report by
Here We Go Again:
Shame on Standardmedia.
Shame on OCPD Soita Mwanja and Shame on Adow
for your distorted
report dated May 13, 2014.
“The standardamedia.co.ke” has become nothing
but Degodia’s highly paid propaganda factory.
Mr. Jubat reported that “Three people were
killed in Wajir County on Tuesday afternoon by
armed assailants suspected to be from the rival
Garre Community at Ogarale village in Tarbaj
First of all, it has been documented fact that
the Degodia clansmen have been engaged in land
grabbing war for the past six weeks. They
constructed a road from Wajir to deep into
Mandera County. They have been told to stop
numerous times before and they refused to do so.
the 3 men killed were not innocent road
constructors, but armed thugs whom were killed
in a battle that they themselves had initiated.
were killed at Fincharo in Mandera County, not
at “Ogaralle village in Wajir County” as
Jubat and Soita Mwanja claimed to validate the
The Degodia politicians and Businessmen have
been paying reporters such as Adow Jubat and
Ombati of The Standardmedia, Mr. Barasa of Daily
Nation, and government officials to distort
issues related to peace in Northern Kenya.
These reporters and the agencies they represent
are not serving the peaceful interests of Kenya
by distorting truth. The misinformation spread
by these shameful reporters has already caused
death and disharmony between the Mandera and
Wajir County citizens. Now they are running a
mock report claiming that Garre armed militias
are killing innocent unarmed day laborers in
Wajir County. This is nothing more than a
baseless accusation and propaganda that is
intended to dehumanize the Garre people. Their
tactics also include labeling the Garre people
as anti-peace elements in order to make the
Degodia victims that need to be protected.
Despite their rhetoric, the Degodia clansmen
have been on a mission to connect the Wajir
Degodia with the Odo Degodia in Ethiopia since
1987 by settling their nomads in Mandera West
and Mandera Central in the heart of the Gharri
So, the road in question is clear evidence of
that mission and Wajir’s governor is paying for
road construction into Mandera County.
Therefore, the Gharri Citizens have the right to
defend their ancestral land regardless of who
the perpetrators may be.
By Gur Gharri May 14, 2014