The voices Maasai traditional leaders will be considered when major decisions are made by county government, says Governor Joseph Lenku.
Governor Lenku made the remark on Saturday evening during a consultative meeting with leaders in Kajiado town.
The Kajiado county traditional leaders, Ilaigwenak Loo Nkasho, and the governor discussed possible areas of collaboration between his government and them in enhancing social justice and development.
Al the leaders who with the governor were drawn from nine territorial sections of the Maa community in Kajiado; Ilkisonko, Ilmatapato, Ilkaputei, Ilpurko, Ildalat le Kutuk, Iloodokilani, Ildamat and Ilkeek-Onyokie.
The leaders were meeting at Enchula Hotel to familiarize themselves with each other and share knowledge, experiences, aspirations and challenges from their respective regions.
“This will strengthen communication channels between the institution of traditional leaders and their devolved unit of County government by enhancing proper communication mechanisms emanating from governance’s processes,” said Lenku.
Lenku added that; “As custodians of culture, we appreciate your promotion and transmission of important cultural elements and language to younger generations for continuity of the Maa society.”
“We hope to engage you especially on the community’s sustainable use of natural resources management and sustainable development in your respective areas,” Lenku said as he closed the one day event.