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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Maasai MPs demand action against Raila

Interior Cabinet Secretary Major Gen. Rtd Joseph Nkaissery with Kajiado Senator Peter Mositet and Kajiado West MP Moses Ole Sakuda address journalists in Mombasa on September 4,2016. /JOHN CHESOLI
Interior Cabinet Secretary Major Gen. Rtd Joseph Nkaissery with Kajiado Senator Peter Mositet and Kajiado West MP Moses Ole Sakuda address journalists in Mombasa on September 4,2016. /JOHN CHESOLI
A group of MPs from the Maasai community have issued a 48-hour ultimatum to government agencies to provide a report on the status of the probe against NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga on incitement.
Led by Kajiado West MP Moses ole Sakuda (pictured), the leaders said the remarks by Raila during his tour of his constituency last week were “meant to incite the community against other groups in the region”.
The legislators drawn from Narok and Kajiado counties yesterday accused the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the National Cohesion and Integration Commission and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations of failing to take action against Raila.
Sakuda demanded that Raila retract the statements, adding that the continued pursuit of the emotive land question could threaten the region’s stability.
“No one is above the law. We are giving the agencies 48 hours to give a report on the status of the ongoing investigations if at all any. The remarks come at a highly sensitive political season,” he said.
Sakuda said the remarks made by the opposition leader have precipitated tension among the communities, which have coexisted peacefully for many years. “We are aware NASA principals are scheduled to tour Kajiado county tomorrow again and we demand that they keep off the matter,” he said.
Raila has dismissed accusations he incited the community, saying “NASA stands for respect for private property”.
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