A section of Wajir South residents on Monday carried out peaceful to Habaswein from Wajir town since they are the host community.
The residents said launching the project in Wajir town is likely to compromise the target beneficiaries and also influence the location of the main office and in turn fail to meet the needs of the community.
The 100 million USD World Bank funded project will be implemented over a period of five years.
Wajir South is expected to receive approximately Sh 2.2 billion from the funds.
According to Abdullahi Awale, a resident, launching the project in Wajir town will also take with all the opportunities that comes with the project including employment.
“Many of us here lack jobs and we were hoping that through the project we will be able secure jobs but am afraid that is unlikely to happen since the launching won’t be held here,” he said.
He further said that it is their right to be part of the launch since they are the ones who host the refugees as opposed to Wajir town. The residents also appealed to the concerned parties to chose a neutral implementing agency that is free from political bias.
The project targets 167,605 residents who are the host population and 276,269 refugees who are indirect beneficiaries.
It is expected to be launched early next month in the county.