Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr has warned his Narok counterpart Ledama Ole Kina against making remarks that could undermine peaceful co-existence among communities in Narok County.
This comes after Ole Kina intimated that land in Maa dominated counties belonged to the community and no one was allowed to buy it and make profit through small subdivisions for concrete blocks instead of farming.
“We have remained ignorant for way too long! It’s time to annoy some people by telling them the truth! Maasai land belong to Maasai People. You can’t handle the truth! People like @ngunjiriwambugu if they feel so disgruntled sell some of your lavish tea plantation in your counties,” read his post.
His comments didn’t augur well with leaders and Kenyans who thought he was being insensitive to other communities living in Maasai dominated counties.
Irked by Ole Kina’s remarks, Kilonzo asked Ole Kina to be careful with his words which had potential of fanning inter-tribal conflict.
“My brother Ledama ole Kina, allow me to advise Stand down. We want peace. I championed the land use & physical planning Act. Let’s use the Act to achieve your goals without stirring the hornet’s nest,” replied Mutula.
Some of the commentators even urged the National Cohesion and integration Commission to take action against the senator.
Ole Kina however stood his ground arguing that tribalism was real in the country only that people were not brave enough to admit.
“Hahaha! bro I, respect you a lot! You know that … but we have been terrorized, stigmatized extremist measures for over 150 years. BBI is giving us an opportunity to get what is rightfully ours … peace will come but the truth makes the nation heal … let’s face it!” he said.
On Wednesday, February 20, the firebrand senator while speaking on JKL show reiterated that issues affecting the Maasai community should be prioritized during the Saturday, February 22 BBI rally in the county.
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