This is a report by The Nairobi Star's Stephen AstarikoReligious leaders and elders from Garissa county yesterday demanded the transfer of the Northeastern PC James Ole Serian who they accuse of instigating inter-clan conflicts.
"The PC has consistently used his office to frustrate communities in Garissa. He has allowed influential personalities to grab land in the town knowing very well how sensitive the land issue is in this county.
It is for this reason that we are calling on the president through his internal security minister and provincial administration George Saitoti to act fast before we lose more lives, "said Daadab district peace chairman Osman Ibrahim on behalf of the Aulian clan elders.
Their statement comes just a few days after Prime Minister Raila Odinga ordered investigations into the PCs conduct following a spate of inter clan clashes in Garissa County.
The PM was reacting to a letter by Deputy Speaker Farah Maalim who accuses the PC of compromising the security of the Province by facilitating land grabbing.
The over 50 elders and religious leaders drawn from Garissa county demanded the immediate sacking of the administrator whom they accused of laxity.
Late last year there was full-scale confrontation in Garissa town between two clans that left six people dead in the presence of security apparatus.
The claims came a week after land clashes rocked Garissa town and left two people dead and several injured including a peace committee chairman Dakane Karur.
Efforts to reach the PC to respond to the allegations leveled against him proved futile as calls on his phone went unanswered.