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Maasai leaders calls community to speak in one voice ahead of 2017

By Robert Kiplagat | May 16th 2016

Maasai leaders and elders have called on the community to forge unity ahead of 2017 general election for the sake of development.

The leaders led by veteran Narok politician and former Heritage Minister William Ole Ntimama,Nairobi County assembly Speaker Alex Ole Magelo,former Narok North MP Wilson Ole Marima and Narok Woman Rep Soipan Kudate preached unity.

The leaders who spoke Saturday during the burial of Gideon Dikirr, who was a long-serving civil servant and politician during the KANU regime at his home near Ewaso Nyiro,they reiterated on the need for leaders to unite the community. "I have mentored many leaders in my political career and I harbor no grudge with anyone.Leaders should love one another and unite people.The electorate have no problem but if the leaders who elected them are not united, then they will be divided,"said Ole Ntimama.

He said the only way the community who live in Kajiado, Narok and Laikipia should be ready to speak in one voice regardless of their political affiliations saying through unity they will be able to negotiate for development from the government of the day.

On his part, Ole Magelo echoed Ntimama's sentiments saying that unity of purpose should be initiated among the community leaders, revealing that he was ready to host a leaders meeting for the community.

"We should strive to be a united community as we have the capacity to move forward. Personally I am ready to call for a meeting of all the leaders from the community from Governors, Senators, MPs, MCAs and other leaders at a place of their choice.We need to talk,"said Ole Magello.

He however rubbished the recent visit by a section of Narok politicians to state house saying that their visit to the house on the hill was not for the good of the community but personal selfish interests.

The Nairobi Speaker said: "I heard some leaders visited State House recently.What have they brought? Nothing. need leaders who can bring development in our counties,".

The Woman Rep Mrs Kudate pledged that as leaders they will ensure that all communities living in the county enjoy peace before, during and after 2017 general election and lashed on opposition CORD for courting violence.

"As a nation, we do not want a repeat of what happened in the 2007/08 where blood was shed.We have seen our counterparts in opposition inciting people against IEBC. People vote but leaderhip comes from God,"said Kudate.

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