Maa elders on Saturday endorsed the presidential candidature of Raila Odinga, saying the community will be safe in his Azimio la Umoja Movement.
Speaking during a meeting held at Ololulunga in Narok County, the elders said they will back the ODM leader because he stood with the community to ensure Mau Forest was conserved.
The elders also endorsed Narok North MP Moitale ole Kenta to run for Narok governor under the Azimio la Umoja Movement
Maasai Council of Elders Keleina Ole Nchoe said it’s only Raila who would protect the economic interests of the community.
“This is the candidate who loves the Maa community and we will not gamble with our votes,” said Ole Nchoe.
Azimio la Umoja Narok County chairman Seila ole Mwani said the community will rally behind Raila and Kenta in the August 9 polls.
He said, after consultation with all stakeholders in the county, they have decided to join Azimio la Umoja.
“We are in Azimio and we are giving you Ole Kenta officially as a senior leader of Narok County,” he said.
Raila was meeting Narok politicians, professionals and religious leaders during Azimio la Umoja forum.
The leaders who attended the meeting include Environment CS Keriako Tobiko, Youth Affairs PS Charles Sunkuli, Narok North MP Moitalel ole Kenta, Kajiado Central MP Memusi Kanchori, Senator Ledama Olekina.
Also present in the meeting were Raila Odinga campaign board chairman Ndiritu Muriithi, former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth, ODM director of elections Junet Mohamed, Kieni MP Kanini Kega, among other leaders.