Kamba leaders have told Kajiado governor, Joseph ole Lenku, not to politicise Nol-Turesh water if he wants cohesion with Makueni people.
(Pictured below) Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka with his host, Imaroro MCA Amos Peshut at his Kiloh home in Kajiado county on August 17.
The leaders, who spoke during the homecoming of Imaroro Ward MCA Amos Peshut, told Lenku the people of Makueni have coexisted with residents of Kajiado since time immemorial as they shared resources and a common boundary in harmony.
Speaking last, after Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo (Jnr.) said he is perturbed by incessant comments that have been attributed to Lenku in recent past in regards to Nol-Turesh water that serves Kajiado and Makueni counties.
“This water comes from Mt. Kilimanjaro, and our people have been sharing the same with Kajiado. It is wrong for Kajiado governor to insinuate that he has no regard for our people and yet we have been assisting them with grass during drought,” said Kilonzo.
He went, “I have been in the forefront in agitating issues affecting the Kajiado Maasai people in the senate, and even supporting them equalisation fund because they have been marginalised for many years.”
His sentiments were supported by Kilome MP Thaddeus Nzambia, who apologised to Kajiado residents over an incident where Maasais were assaulted early in the year in Konza by Kamba community following a tussle over grazing land.
“I am apologising on behalf of my Kilome people, and this is from my heart, for the embarrassment caused to our Maasai neighbours. We are declaring from today that no Maasai cow will die of starvation while we have grass in our county,” said Nzambia.
The leaders were reacting to sentiments attributed to Lenku when he earlier commented that the people of Kajiado should be given priority by Nol-Turesh Water and Sewerage Company before considering “outsiders”.
On December 12, 2017, threatened to cut Kilimanjaro water off Makueni and Machakos counties.
Lenku had said; “Our people can’t suffer while our Makueni and Machakos neighbours enjoy our resources. My people look to me for solutions to their problems – water is one of them.”
Machakos governor, Alfred Mutua and his Makueni counterpart, Prof. Kivutha Kibwana declined to give the Star a rejoinder on the same matter after Lenku also said the two counties would only be provided surplus water after Kajiado people have had their fill.
Kilonzo, on other issues, told President Uhuru Kenyatta to work closely with Kalonzo and ODM leader Raila Odinga in fighting graft in the country.
“This war on graft requires the blessing of all Kenyans of goodwill. We are today declaring a curse on all the MPs who accepted bribes so as to scuttle a resolve by Kenyans to know the truth about the state of their sugar in the market,” Kilonzo said.
Kalonzo, who spoke before everyone else, caused laughter when he said he and other leaders in Nasa coalition failed to cross over to Canaan in August elections after they discovered the Red Sea had been invaded crocodiles.
“We were all set to cross with our followers but those threatening reptiles could not allow us. Going back to Canaan is still in our minds, but that is to be discussed another day. We are now focused in helping our President (Kenyatta) to fight graft. The president means well to all Kenyans on his resolve in fighting graft lords in this country,” said Kalonzo.
He told Kamba community docile in Kajiado to leave politics for the Maasai leaders alone.
“You will be demanding too much if you start looking for seats in other people’s land. Respect them, and they will respect you because I know that Kajiado Maasai people are humane and have a lot of respect for other tribes they live with,” he added.
The homecoming of Peshut was the largest ever to be attended by more than 5, 000 people in county.
Peshut also caused laughter when he introduced his family to the guests saying he is married to a female and God had blessed him with three children.
“Your Excellency let me declare here today for the people of Imaroro that I am married to one wife, who is female, and we are blessed with three children. I am emphasizing that my wife is female because I am told some men these days marry those of same sex,” concluded Peshut of Wiper Party.