Rift Valley leaders want Senator Ole Kina arrested for inciting tribal clashes

September 27, 2018 (4 weeks ago) 2:34 pm
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Addressing the press, several Members of Parliament led by Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny have accused Ole Kina of using skirmishes in Narok County for his own political mileage/CFM NEWS

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 27- Leaders from Rift Valley region want Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina arrested for allegedly inciting and sponsoring clashes between Kalenjin and Maasai Community.

Addressing the press, several Members of Parliament led by Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny have accused Ole Kina of using skirmishes in Narok County for his own political mileage.

They have called on Director of Public Prosecution to take action against him.

“Ole Kina spoke in a video that is going round on social media and called Kalenjin women “takataka” (rubbish) because they are wailing. They have to wail because you are bringing your morans to attack their homes and they need support,”said Kutuny.

“We want the DCI and the DPP to take this issue so seriously, these people cannot be allowed to go around insulting and sponsoring conflicts and he is not alone, Moitale Ole Kenta and Alex Magelo are also involved and they need to be investigated.”

While condemning the clashes, Belgut MP Nelson Koech said the County Commissioner George Natembeya should be transferred for failing to take action against those behind the conflicts.

“It started as a conservation issue, but now it is being directed to one community where some people feel they can execute a community just because they do not support their interests and they are being aided by Narok County Commissioner George Natembeya who at this point should be transferred or even sacked,” Koech said.

At least one person has been killed and 26 others including three police officers injured, after new clashes erupted in Olposimoru along the Nakuru – Narok border.

Narok County Commissioner George Natembeya confirmed the incident saying the fighting started when one person allegedly stole cattle from the neighboring community.

The injured, mostly sustained arrow-shot wounds and are receiving treatment at Olenguruone sub-county hospital in Nakuru County and Tenwek Mission Hospital in Bomet.

On Tuesday, Rift Valley Regional Coordinator Mongo Chimwanga gave a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the clash-hit area and urged locals not to go out carrying crude weapons.

“Remain indoors between 6pm and 6am. Anybody found outside will be arrested,” Mongo said.

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