Communities from different parts of Kenya who are living in Kwale want the county government to give them equal consideration for job opportunities. The communities have said they play a big role in the county's development.
Western Development Group chairperson Patrick Yasisi said non-natives should be recognised if the development agenda is to succeed. He was speaking at the weekend in Ukunda at a function where he was named the chair of the group which consists of 19 sub-tribes of the Luhya community.
"It is high time locals and the county government recognised us as partners in development," Yasisi said. The meeting was attended by Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya who was the chief guest, Msambweni MP Suleiman Dor, county assembly members Omar Boga and Omar Kitengele and former Msambweni MP Omar Zonga.
Mvurya assured the group that the county government will work with them because they play a major role in development. "The support that you gave me during the March 4 election cannot be ignored," he said. Dori asked the community not to allow politicians to use them for their own interests.