In Summary
  • Nic Hailey asked the national and the county governments to work together to address Kenyans’ problems.
  • Mr Dejak called on the concerned parties to address the challenge of exclusion cited by the coastal leaders.

The United Kingdom and the European Union have opposed secession calls spearheaded by two Coast governors and 16 lawmakers.

On Friday, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and his Kilifi colleague Amason Kingi, Kilifi Senator Stewart Madzayo and 15 lawmakers said they had begun secession talks in protest against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s continued rule.

They said they would use local and international legal means to achieve their ambition.

DEVELOPMENT
But on Monday, British High Commissioner to Kenya Nic Hailey opposed the calls, saying:

“Secession will not be helpful to the Coast region. If people of Kenya remain united, they will achieve more development.”

The diplomat asked the national and the county governments to work together to address Kenyans’ problems.

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