There was political drama in Entonet Ward on Saturday during a homecoming ceremony for the area MCA when two politicians delved on private matrimonial issues.
Orange Democratic Movement politician Thomas Lekenya had been invited to ‘say something’ at Paul Metui’s homecoming when he advised the MCA to work closely with governor Joseph Lenku to fast track development in the area.
Lekenya told Metui (Trump) to work with Lenku since he is the only person “we recognize, and avoid those who will sabotage him later”.
He urged MCAs to consider working on land policies at the assembly that will protect residents from imminent grabbers of their resources.
“We also want you to review some of the lease policies that are injurious to indigenous land owners. Our people are losing land because of bad policies, that if cannot be handled in a civil manner can explode into clashes,” said Lekenya.
He said he has not shelved his political ambitions to take over leadership as Kajiado South MP, and he would do so even if election was called on that Saturday.
It was at that point that nominated MCA Onesmus Ngogoyo chipped in and vigorously took on Lekenya in a man-to-man show of might.
Ngogoyo shot up and told Lekenya to put his house in order before talking of leadership issues.
As Ngogoyo took on Lekenya, Kajiado South MP Katoo Metito watched and enjoyed the shadow fighting between the two politicians.
He told Lekenya to think of marrying a wife and owning a house before venturing into politics. “Tafuta bibi wewe kwanza” – (Look for a wife first).
It was at that moment when an irate Lekenya “hit” Ngogoyo face with an electrifying comment suggesting that the nominated MCA had ‘well designed behinds” that are perfect for him.
“I told him (Ngogoyo) akuje (come) since he has a big behind so that I can marry him,” Lekenya told KNU today.
“Also I mentioned the Imbirrikani land issue, and told leaders to avoid dragging the community in to unclear deals that will make them loose land,” said Lekenya.
When we reached out to Ngogoyo to comment further on the war of words between him and Lekenya on Saturday, he said; “It is true I hit him below the belt. I told him the truth. However, some of the issues he is claiming are not true”.
Ngogoyo said Lekenya irked him when he ‘maliciously’ implicated Katoo with the death of a local in Imbirrikani group ranch when police clashed with morans over land issue.
“I told him that before talking of community issues, he should get married first,” said Ngogoyo.