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Maasai Council Of Elders Condemns Raila-Swearing In As People’s President

The National council of Maasai Elders has condemned NASA’s plan to swear Raila Odinga as people’s president, terming it a recipe for chaos.

Vice chair, Joshua Polong, spoke in Kajiado after meeting with the local chapter of the council on Monday led by former assistant minister David Sankori.

Polong said that after the swearing in of President Uhuru Kenyatta late last year, Kenyans want to see the administration deliver on its pledges because campaign period is over.

“I want to tell the opposition that campaign period is over and therefore they should do away with cheap politics and stop dividing Kenya in to tribal cocoons for personal sake,” said Polong, who is also former permanent secretary during former President Daniel arap Moi’s regime.

Polong also appealed to the opposition to stop misguiding Kenyans about the formation of people’s assemblies saying that would not add value to the country’s leadership.

Richard Oloitiptip, another council elder member from Kajiado told the opposition to stop interfering with Jubilee administration and go about their mandate.

“They said they do not recognize the Jubilee government and Uhuru as their President, let them stay put in their cocoons and stop interfering with Uhuru’s administration because it does not concern them,” said Oloitiptip.

They thanked President Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto for remembering one of their sons in nominating Keriako Tobiko for a cabinet secretary position.

“The government has never forgotten us since the time of the late Prof. George Saitoti. We have had several of our own people in senior positions in the current and previous regimes. This is the reason we will stand with the government of President Kenyatta and his Deputy,” said Julius Ntayia, who is another elder in the council.

They called upon MPs from the Maa communities to lobby for the support of Tobiko during vetting time. Tobiko, who is the immediate former director of public prosecutions hails from Kajiado East constituency.

The council assured the President and his Deputy of their utmost support in delivering Jubilee manifesto to the people of Kenya.

It also hailed the President for nominating John Munyes and Ukur Yattani, who are both from the pastoralist communities.

It appealed to the President to nominate other people from the pastoral communities to serve in positions of principal secretary.

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