By Kurgat Marindany
Members of the Maasai community have been urged to vote for Jubilee in the August election in appreciation of various projects undertaken by the government in the region. Agriculture Principal Secretary, Richard Lesiyampe said President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration has favoured the community most since he took the reins of power in 2013. He said many Maasais are now in senior Government positions than before.
“We have to rally behind Kenyatta in this coming election because he has the hand that has taken care of us than any other others from the time Kenya got independence”, he added. Lesiyampe was speaking during a political rally at the home of the National Transport and Safety Agency (NTSA) Director General, Francis ole Meja.
The rally was convened by Maasai senior officers
in the Jubilee administration. The venue was in Intashat area of Ewuaso Keedong Ward in Kajiado West constituency. Principal Secretary, State Department of Environment Charles Sunkuli and Geothermal Development Company Managing Director, Johnson Nchoe also attended the event. Others were; Kenya Water Towers Agency Director General, Francis ole Nkako, Eng. Joseph Nkadayo, Kepha Tande and John Muyaki of Kajiado County Government. Politicians were not invited to the rally organized for the top civil servants.
Lesiyampe who was the Guest Speaker urged residents in Maasai counties to register in large numbers so they can be able to elect their favourable leaders in the coming elections. During the event, Meja paraded more than 60 Maasai youth whom he had employed from Kajiado County from the time he joined Jubilee administration. Cord co-principal Raila Odinga came under scathing attack during the rally.
More than 400 supporters of the ruling coalition were left in stitches when a youth leader, Saitoti Matipei, claimed the politician loves dead Maasais the most. Matipei who is the Secretary General of Kajiado County Youth Congress claimed the ODM-Cord leader only visits Maasai counties to attend funerals of fallen heroes like William Ntimama and John Keen.
He also urged Kajiado residents to register as voters in large numbers so they could re-elect President Kenyatta. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) set a temporary voter registration station at the venue in Intashat, Ewuaso Keedong Ward in Kajiado West constituency where 30 voters were registered.