RESOLUTIONS OF THE FIRST COAST REGION PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY HELD IN KIKAMBALA, KILIFI COUNTY
We the leaders of the Coast Region, representing the Counties of Lamu, Tana River, Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale and Taita Taveta, gathered here today to confer and consult on our regional agenda for the People’s Assembly. We are honored by the presence of our President H.E. Raila Amolo Odinga and leaders from other parts of the republic who have graced this historic occasion.
It is not by accident that the Coast Region is leading the way setting the People’s Assembly in motion. The Coast is a crucible of the historical injustices that has made it necessary and imperative to convene the People’s Assembly. Our deliberations today have been characterized by outpouring of emotions and unwavering resolve to bring to an end once and for all the betrayal and suffering of the people of the Coast by successive administrations that have denied generations of our people the fruits of independence. It is time to end this bitter harvest. To this end, we have resolved as follows:
To reiterate that we do not recognize the illegitimate presidency of Uhuru Kenyatta, and to state in no uncertain terms that we shall not accept the institutionalization of sham elections in Kenya. There will be no business as usual until a democratically elected President assumes office.
To reiterate our unwavering support and loyalty to H.E Raila Amolo Odinga, the rightful President of the Republic of Kenya.
To participate and support fully the Peoples Assembly process until we restore democracy or go our separate ways.
To put Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee administration on notice that we shall not sit by as the operations of the Port of Mombasa are relocated to the hinterland. Coastal resources, including the Port of Mombasa are our God given endowment, and so it shall remain.
To observe that we recognize the Jubilee administration’s political agenda of dismantling the 2010 Constitution in the manner and for the reasons that the Jomo Kenyatta administration dismantled the independence constitution, thereby abrogating the Lancaster House settlement between the Coastal Strip and the Kenya colony.
To invoke our right to self-determination as enshrined in Article 1 of the International Declaration of Human Rights and to pursue this as provided for in the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
To convene a self-determination convention as a matter of urgency.
SIGNED AND DATED,
THE COAST PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017.