By Bell Pere
Narok Peace Committee Chairperson Joseph Ole Pareiyo has asked residents to concentrate on issues that could build their livelihood instead of engaging in early 2022 politics.
He lamented that the Maasai community has for a long time been dragged into unproductive politics that does not bring any development benefits to residents.
“I challenge our people to be active in their farms, businesses and anything that can give them an income instead of being dragged into politics,” said Ole Pareiyo.
His call came after various groups from the Maa community were hosted at Deputy President William Ruto’s home recently.
Pareiyo said it was very wrong to put the country in campaign mode two years to the elections yet there was no vacancy in the presidency.
“What we are witnessing in the country now should be condemned because it creates tension and tribalism. I urge our people in Narok not to be dragged into such unproductive politics,” said Ole Pareiyo.
He observed that most roads in the county were still impassable and asked residents to concentrate on developing the county and not how they would get cheap handouts.
“We should be thinking of how to engage the elected leaders to build more classrooms, make roads, connect water to the grassroots and build industries ,” said the peace chairman.
The Maasai Council of Elders has also warned Narok residents to be careful and avoid politicians who give them handouts.
Narok Maasai Council of Elders Chairman Kasaine Ole Esho urged the local residents to focus on things that would bring economic benefits.