Narok Senator, Ledama Ole Kina, has found himself in trouble with Kenyans after he pleaded with President Uhuru Kenyatta to appoint a Maasai to the National Lands Commission (NLC).
According to the vocal legislator, the Maasai Community has lost a lot of land and having a commissioner in NLC is the only way to safeguard the remaining portion.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Ole Kina suggested the nomination of NTSA Director Francis Ole Meja who among the shortlisted candidates.
“Dear President Uhuru kindly reconsider your appointments for the land commission to include a Maasai. As a community, we have lost a lot of lands and with a Maasai in the commission, we can help the community save some. Kindly consider Ole Meja who was shortlisted. Kindly,” read Ole Kina’s twitter post.
Dear President Uhuru kindly reconsider your appointments for the land commission to include a Maasai. As a community we have lost a lot of land and with a Maasai in the commission we can help the community save some. Kindly consider Ole Meja who was shortlisted. Kindly
— Sen. Ledama Olekina (@ledamalekina) August 22, 2019
But his request has not been received well by Kenyans. Some people believe Ole Kina is propelling tribalism.
We need to get out of this mentality that unless “our own” is appointed work won’t be done, or if done, it won’t benefit “us” or “our community”. As a Commission, I want to believe the NLC is tasked with protecting all land interests in the nation including that of the Maasais.
— Vincent (@ItsOnyango) August 22, 2019
Wrong approach! That’s Short term measure, it won’t help much! Use your Senate n leadership position to EDUCATE your people on the importance of land. All make tough laws to protect wanyonge when lured by stolen or well earned money, wasiuze mashamba ovyo ovyo! Simple!
— Chairman (@BasilioCC) August 22, 2019
As a legislator you ought to know that land ownership is NOT grounds to be a Commissioner. Otherwise Kenyatta family would be the NLC. Your ignorance aside, next time get Mtu Wenu on slection panel and another to apply. Sawa sawa? 🤦♂️
— Imani (@mensreacounts) August 22, 2019
here you are wrong . appointment to public offices should be based on merit not ethnic or tribal affiliations .
— Harrison Kagwaini (@kagwainy) August 22, 2019
1st,you don’t beg,demand!
2nd your formula is off,it’s 2019. A Maa speaker isn’t guarantee for Maa interests. Prominent Maasai have colluded to steal Maasai land,which takes us back to point number 2.
— RasAmani (@RasAmani) August 22, 2019
As I’ve always observed, senator @ledamalekina is ever tribal and nepotistic. Even when you’re such, you don’t go about spilling it to the public. Observe decorum even in this backward mentality!
— Robert Too (@Robert_K_Too) August 22, 2019
What is in ethnicity….useless thinking. If “young” people like you still reason like Olei Tiptip then no wonder we are where we are
— Jacob Jatelo (@ChangeJatelo) August 22, 2019
Its unfortunate that you have to mention this. Why can’t we serve in a just and honest manner?For us (Africans) to succeed.We must 1- be extremely honest people like Japanese 2- be courageous enough to say No to the appointing authority if they are wrong 3- serve everyone equally
— Brutally Honest ✍️ (@AbdullahiBulle) August 22, 2019