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Sunday 21 September 2014


Narok North MP Moitalel ole Kenta has told Deputy President William Ruto and his foot soldiers and MPs to respect political boundaries and stop endless political tourism in his constituency.

Kenta complained that most of the DP’s tours to his Narok North constituency were aimed at politically undermining him because the visits are allegedly organised without informing him as the host MP.

“The DP has been making visits to my constituency and I view those visits as a ploy to undermine me politically because the organisers keep me out of the planning team as protocol demands,’’ a bitter complained.

The last visit by the DP attracted countrywide condemnation after the majority leader in parliament Aden Duale nearly exchanged blows with the chairman of the Council  of Governors Isaac Rutto over the ongoing referendum debate on Pesa Mashinani and Okoa Kenya.

“Although the deputy president has made many visits in my area, he has brought no development agenda for the Narok people except taking advantage of such forums to politically fight his perceived enemies using his political spanner boys like Duale,’’ a furious Kenta complained. 
The visit last week by the DP was to mark the Mara Game Reserve and Mau Forest Day where leaders were to chart strategies put in place to conserve the two national heritages but the forum turned into political showdown. 

Kenta, the only TNA MP in Narok county, alleged that the numerous visits by the DP is making in his constituency amount to undermining  President Uhuru Kenyatta because the area is TNA zone.
The DP should accept that Narok North electorates made their right choice and have no regret to have him as their MP.

Kenta who won the seat after humiliating the self declared Maasai community kingmaker William Ole Ntimama who vied on an ODM ticket vowed to resist any attempts by the DP and area governor Samuel Ole Tunai to turn his constituency into URP zone.

He urged his TNA supporters to remain firm with him and resist any attempts to convince them to change their loyalty so as to attract development projects which he claimed the national and county governments have allegedly denied them because of their political affiliation.
Roads in Narok North are in pathetic condition despite the area being classified among agricultural zones in the county.

“Many farmers have downed their tools after counting heavy losses for failing to deliver their farm produce to markets in time due deplorable condition of roads yet county government is spending huge amounts of money constructing new roads in uneconomical areas in order to attract political mileage,” said Ole Kenta.

He told Tunai to serve all people living in the cosmopolitan county without discrimination in line with Jubilee government policy.
The MP claimed  that despite overwhelming support, Uhuru and Ruto-led Jubilee coalition enjoyed in the whole of Narok county, supporters allied to TNA are allegedly getting raw deal from the county government and demanded fair distribution of available resources to all irrespective of political affiliation.

Kenta claimed that Governor Tunai for unknown reasons has blacklisted his Narok North constituency saying that services, resources and employment opportunities earmarked for the area are being shifted to the governor’s perceived political correct areas .
A furious Kenta wondered why Narok town and the neighbouring estates which are known TNA strongholds have been denied services as evidenced by heaps of garbage that have littered most pathways and pose health hazard to the residents.

“Narok town is the county headquarters and gateway to the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve but today, it is rated the dirtiest county headquarters in country. Governor Tunai and his team have deliberately ignored Narok town business community despite huge amount of revenue they pay to the county through business licence fees. Is it because they supported and elected a Jubilee MP?’’ posed Ole Kenta as he called for fair services to all by both the national and county governments

Kenta made history in Narok county after he brought to an abrupt end the political life of veteran Maasai community politician Ntimama. Kenta was the only MP out six in the county elected on TNA ticket while others including the governor, senator and women representative are elected on URP platform.

Kenta told Narok North constituency residents to stand up and stop shying away from demanding from the county their rightful share of the county cake.
“The governor should share available resources and employment opportunities equitably to all communities living in the county irrespective of their party affiliation or ethnic backgrounds. If they push us to the wall, we shall seek legal redress if need be to compel the governor to share equally the available resources to all us a democratic right,’’ said Kenta. 

Kenta said the current disparity in employment opportunities and distribution of resources in the county demonstrated unfairness when some communities worse of all the Purko clan of the Maasai community are deliberately locked out.

Kenta said that he has no apology to make to anybody for demanding the rightful share of the county cake for the Maa community’s  Purko clan whom he claimed have been unfairly left out in deployment of officers in senior county and national government.

“Members of the Purko clan who are the majority among the Maa speaking community have suffered under the leadership of the governor Tunai. They have been completely locked out in favour of relatively small clans courtesy of their political affiliation,” Kenta claimed.
He said it is the constitutional right of Purko clan and other communities living in the county to get employment in the county for as long as they meet required entry grades.

The MP vowed not to sit and watch his people languish in poverty and lack of service when the governor was importing people from outside the county to work in the area saying the county has enough skilled manpower to take all employment positions.
On development, Kenta accused the county government of claiming ownership of projects they have not funded in order to attract political mileage.

He named the ongoing road project at Lemanet area funded by his CDF which he claimed some officers from the governor’s office were spotted taking photographs with intention to claim ownership and for several classrooms funded through his CDF kitty.
The legislator warned that some things happening at the county government were provocative and asked for sobriety in approach to issues that affect the lives of the residents before they explode into unmanageable crisis.

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