, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 30 – Narok County Governor Samuel Ole Tunai has asked his critics to provide evidence of corruption and misuse of funds at the County.
Tunai who is facing increasing discord in his backyard says no amount of propaganda will derail his work in the county and urged his opponents to instead engage him with ideas that will benefit the people of Narok County.
“Status quo leadership has been characterised by impunity, mediocrity and corruption. We want to advise the architects of status quo leadership that no amount of propaganda will derail us, no amount of demonstrations will kill our drive and no amount of mischief will kill our morale,” said the governor.
Thousands of Narok demonstrators that included Senator Stephen Olentutu recently took to the streets demanding the immediate resignation of the governor giving him a 14-day ultimatum to quit.
The demonstrators have planned to hold major demonstration on December 8, to forcefully remove the governor from office if he doesn’t resign by then.
But Tunai hit back by saying his opponents were unhappy with his stand against irregular land allocations in the Maasai Mara reserve and urged the Narok County residents not to be misused by leaders for their selfish interests.
He added that revenue has tripled at the Maasai Mara since his government automated the payment system unlike in the past when it was only selected persons who benefited from revenue collection.
“It is also well known that we have honored the constitutional obligation of ensuring that at least 30 percent of all employees in the County Government are not from the Maasai community. Narok is a cosmopolitan county and we have employed form all 42 tribes,” he added.