Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Migingo Island is in Kenya.
Speaking in Mbita, Homa Bay County, on Wednesday, the President said officials are mapping out the island’s boundary.
“Who does not know Migingo is ours….even if it is ours, we do not go making noise…we do our things with dignity,” Kenya’s Daily Nation quoted Kenyatta as having said.
The President, who was accompanied by his Deputy William Ruto, made the remarks though the dispute with Uganda over the island remains unresolved.
On their visit to a region considered a National Super Alliance stronghold, the President said they have a mandate to serve everyone regardless of their political affiliation.
“It is everyone’s right to seek votes from you. But we are campaigning on the basis of development,” he said.
The Jubilee leaders launched a bridge that connects Mbita and Rusinga Island and promised more development projects.
President Kenyatta pledged to build a ring road from Rusinga that will connect Mbita residents. He also promised to put up a port that will open up job opportunities for locals.
Mr Ruto told off local leaders who had warned that he should not accompany the President during the visit, saying they had little to offer ordinary Kenyans.