By Christine Tarayie
Youth from Kajiado County have denounced clannism, saying it is hampering unity among the Maa community.
Kajiado County Youth Alliance (KCYA) Chairperson, Nickson Mankura said unity of the country cannot be attained if communities are still sharply divided among themselves.
He said the Maa community has been divided on clan lines.
and age factor.
“Sharp divisions have fuelled animosity threatening the unity of the Maa. The country’s unity can be attained if unity begins at the grassroots level to ensure communities do not fight among themselves,” he stated.
Mankura who was speaking in Kajiado recently during the swearing in of newly elected leaders of the association, said youth have what it takes to foster unity to promote development.
He said they will ensure youth are not misused by politicians for selfish gains.
“They further said they will reach out to other youth in all Maa communities to urge them to embrace initiatives that will better the country,” he observed.
“Pastoralist communities from Kajiado, Laikipia to Samburu counties ought to come together for the common goal fostering unity. Uniting as one community will enable them fight for their rights,” said Tait Lesiamon.
The newly elected chairman Nickson who was accompanied by other officials noted they first agenda will be reaching out to those who lost in the election to work together.