President Kenyatta asked the two Narok leaders to bury the hatchet and work together for the sake of their people.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday reconciled Maasai leaders Governor Samuel Tunai and Senator Stephen ole Ntutu in Narok, urging their factions to stop divisive hate-driven politics against each other.
Mr Kenyatta, who was in Narok to attend the homecoming ceremony of new Geothermal Development Company managing director Johnson Ole Nchoe, demanded the two leaders shake hands in front of thousands of people who attended the event.
“I want the two and their followers to bury the hatchet and forge a way forward to help residents in development and uniting them in Jubilee Party,” said President Kenyatta.
The Head of State also praised former Cabinet minister William ole Ntimama for championing new Jubilee Party in the Maasai region.
On Tuesday, Ntimama led several leaders among them Senator Ntutu, Laikipia East MP Mathew Lempurkel and Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ngeno to State House, Nairobi where they assured President Kenyatta of Maasai support in the 2017 polls.
President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses a crowd that turned up for the turned out for the new Geothermal Development Corporations managing director Johnson Ole Nchoe’s homecoming ceremony in Narok on August 12, 2016. PHOTO | PSCU
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Again on Friday, Ntimama and Maasai MPs present at Nchoe’s homecoming ceremony includingm Patrick Ntutu (Narok West), Mr Korei Lemein (Narok South) and Mr Lemanken Aramat (Narok East) reassured the Kenyatta they would rally the region to vote for him next year.
During the ceremony, Kenyatta defended the merger of 12 outfits affiliated to the ruling coalition Jubilee.
“The decision to dissolve the smaller parties under Jubilee is meant to establish true national democracy and assured all those seeking the party’s ticket a transparent nomination of fairness and equality,” said President Kenyatta.
In addition, Mr Kenyatta allayed fears that some aspirant would not be given preferential treatment during Jubilee Party nominations.
“It is the people who will decide who will represent them. If you want to become an MP or MCA it’s the people who will make that decision,” said the Head of State.
- President Uhuru Kenyatta enjoys grilled meat, nyama choma, during the homecoming of new Geothermal Development Corporation managing director Johnson ole Nchoe on August 12, 2016.