ODM leader Raila Odinga with Maa community leaders. PHOTO | BMS
ODM leader Raila Odinga with Maa community leaders. PHOTO | BMS

Scare in Rift Valley ahead of the 2022 elections. Just after the Building Bridges Initiative(BBI) held in Narok, ethnic profiling in the region has taken another angle.

" I thank the President and his Deputy together with other Jubilee leaders for castigating and denouncing the utterances that were made before and during the supposed BBI rally in Narok. Unfortunately, our friends in opposition&their leadership are taking us back to the dark days, " says Senate majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen.

" And to those charlatans and warmongers threatening Kikuyus or any other Kenyans from doing business, living or vying for a political seat in any place within our republic is a political right, " Kiharu Mp Ndindi Nyoro said.

"If Ledama and other Tinga surrogates are men enough, try pointing a finger to any Kikuyu in Narok or anywhere. We don't come to the political scene carrying babies when we are quiet, it is not that we are cowards. Our ability of self-defence remains intact, "  he added.

 And if the government cannot guarantee it's own people peace, let it now be clear. Kenyans owe no leader any apology for living anywhere within our borders. We are African and Africa is our Business." he cautioned.

But it was Narok Senator Ledama ole Kina’s remarks that drew strong reactions. Vouching for the rights of the Maasai to their land, ole Kina said political seats in the area should be left for the community and those who acquire the land should consider the community’s culture in appropriating it.

Speaking at separate events in Tharaka Nithi and Laikipia counties yesterday, Ruto said that BBI was turning out to be an unmitigated disaster for Kenya.

“I am the Deputy President of this country and I want to assure Kenyans that they are free to do business everywhere in this country. We will not allow this country to be divided along tribal lines like has happened before,” the DP said at Thiru Secondary School in Laikipia West during a funds drive.

He termed ole Kina’s sentiments primitive, criminal and foolish. The DP also castigated Raila for presiding over an alleged scheme to divide Kenyans along tribal lines.

“We know who is behind these schemes and as leaders, we will stop him. There is no way that one man can dictate to us where we will do business or contest for any political seat,” he said.

Post a Comment

What is your say on this

Previous Post Next Post