Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen defended his Narok counterpart after his tribal sentiments on the Jeff Koinane Live show.
“I don’t agree with what Sen.Ladama said. It has the potential to undermine our peace. Having said that I don’t think he should be charged. Let’s be tolerant,” said Murkomen.
This is after Senator Ledama’s divisive utterances received strong condemnation from the National Cohesion and Integration Commission.
In a live discussion between Jeff Koinange, Aaron Cheruiyot and Ledama Ole Kina, the anticipated Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) rally in Narok took a wrong turn.
I don’t agree with what Sen.Ladama said. It has the potential to undermine our peace. Having said that I don’t think he should be charged.Let’s be tolerant. One day this country will have a Malema. What will we do then? Leave Ledama alone if it was Moses Kuria we could charge him
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) February 20, 2020
In his worst political behaviour, the Narok legislator said that the anticipated BBI rally in his region will address land issues and the Maasai leadership.
Ledama said that foreign investors were only welcome to do business in the Maasai land but should not contest for political positions.
“We are very hospitable and welcoming, so people come into our area, take our land and subdivide it,” lamented Ledama.
According to him, the outsiders should not subdivide acquired land or bring their tribesmen or friends there because of the scarcity of resources within the community.
These sentiments sparked a reaction from the audience who argued that the senator had perpetuated tribal politics.
ODM communications director Philip Etale took the lead by referring to Ledama as a dangerous leader who wants to instil fear among citizens.
The Tanga Tanga political pact was equally agitated, taking the opportunity to condemn the planned BBI rally.
“Waoow tonight we know Kikuyus and Kalenjins must leave ‘Maa’ speaking counties and Senator @ledamalekina the right hand man of @RailaOdinga even has a proposal to that effect for BBI. Bring on the Referendum!” Said blogger Denis Itumbi.