The Maasai protest over Naivasha jobs
MORE than 1,000 members of the Maasai community in Olkaria, Naivasha, yesterday paralysed operations at a private geothermal company demanding job and business opportunities. They blocked all the roads to the Orpower Geothermal Company accusing senior managers of discriminating against members of the community.
Anti-riot police officers were sent to handle the situation as the protesters also blamed Civicon Construction Company, which has been given a tender by Orpower, for their alleged woes. Maenga Kisotu, their leader, said they had agreed with the company that 70 per cent of job opportunities would be given to the members of the community.