Thursday, May 28, 2009
Kenya, Uganda Kuzipiga Kavukavu!
BUNGE la Kenya limempa baraka Rais Mwai Kibaki kuchukua hatua za kijeshi iwapo juhudi za kidiplomasia zinazoendelea katika mvutano kuhusu umiliki wa kisiwa cha Migingo katika Ziwa Victoria zitashindikana. Soma zaidi hapa na chini jinsi gazeti la The Standard la Kenya lilivyofanya uchunguzi wake.
“Revealed: The truth on Migingo!”
“The combined governments of Kenya and Uganda require two months to determine the case — but we today reveal the truth about who owns the island. The Standard team took just one week to lift the lid on the vexing question — it is Kenya’s. Period.
And as politicians and government functionaries took Kenyans round in circles through diplo-speak, colonial maps from 1917 and updated in 1946 exclusively published in The Standard today indicate that Migingo — then known as Ugingo — is our sovereign territory.
The maps define the boundaries of the then British territories of Kenya Colony and Protectorate, and are considered the authority in determining the boundaries. In the map, Pyramid and Ilemba islands are shown as belonging to Uganda,” the newspaper article read in part.