By The Coast Corrrespondent
The Islamic Scholars of Tana River County have feted Governor Hussein Dado for his outstanding peace initiatives during the four years of his reign.
Led by Ustadh Athman Ali Said together with officials from the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslim (SUPKEM) the scholars met Dado at Nidhamia hall in Malindi during the end of year party where they gave him the certificate.
The Scholars including Chairman Abdulghafur El Busaidy praised Dadho for his spirited commitment in peace building and conflict resolution in Tana River County.
Athman called on Tana River residents to embrace peace and help the governor in ensuring that the existing cohesion thrives in the County even after next year’s general election.
“Our people should support the governor in ensuring that his peace initiative thrives so that the area can experience meaningful development,” added. Ustadh Athman.
The scholars were drawn from the main ethnic communities in the area and were challenged to preach peace in their religious teachings.
Governor Hussein Dado who assumed office in the wake of deadly clashes that resulted to the death of more than 150 people in the area in 2012 said that his main agenda after taking over the tools of power was to bring communities together through equitable distribution of resources which have succeeded.
He thanked the scholars and religious leaders of standing by him during the difficult period and also urged them to re-elect him so that he can complete the good work he had started.
“I thank God for guiding us for the last four years and for enabling me achieve the dream I had for the County which is peace,” he said.
Dado said that he was confident of retaining his seat since peace had been restored in the County.
“The other time the situation was difficult as we had come from deadly clashes and there was a lot of division among our people but right now I am confident of the people will freely consider re-electing me as their governor,” he added.