Comment of the JKlive show guests shock Kenyans and other leaders.
Citizen TV presenter Jeff Koinange, on Wednesday, February 19, hosted Narok Senator Ledama ole Kina and kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot at the JKlive Show. The discussion was on the anticipated BBI Rally in Nakuru that took turn to worst when Ole Kina aired his views on land issues in the Maasai community
“I think one of the biggest priorities for the Maasai is land-use policies. We are people who have been marginalized for a very long time. We are very hospitable and welcoming, so people come into our area, take our land and subdivide it.”
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“This is our land. Any visitor is welcome there to do business. But if today I go to Kiambu, I will be welcome to do business, but I cannot run for office there. If one buys agricultural land, it remains agricultural land. He cannot subdivide and bring his tribesmen or his friends there because of the scarcity of resources,” he stated.
Ole Kina’s sentiments were dismissed by Jeff Koinange as triabalistic, a matter that Cheruiyot agreed and warned his colleague
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“If you allow these kinds of conversations, you don’t have to imagine where you will take us as a country. Countries like Rwanda and Somalia got to where they are due to these kinds of politics. If you hear him tell you that he cannot go to Kiambu and run for office there, he is justifying wrong,” he stated.
Other leaders also expressed their shock at Ole Kina’s sentiments on live TV.
“This is a dangerous talk by a people who want to instil fear in a section of the citizenry of this nation. A leader who can utter such words live on TV is dangerous. Kenya is greater and bigger than any individual. God is on the Throne, He will see Kenyans through and we shall not fight,” ODM director of communications Philip Etale .
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“Ledama ole kina, the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, entrenches the right of every Kenyan to reside, work, conduct business and/or go to school in any part of Kenya s/he chooses. It is a fundamental right. There are no rights reserved only for the Maa people in Narok,” Miguna Miguna.
“We are such a tolerant nation. I am watching my colleague Ledama Ole Kina with total shock. I can just imagine if the same logic is applied in Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Kericho, Trans Nzoia, entire coast region etc then Kenya will burn. The BBI he is professing is an oxymoron,” Kipchumba Murkomen.
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