Respect Maasai leaders, Duale told
09 March 2015, 15:26
Nairobi - Leaders from the Maasai community allied to CORD coalition have sharply criticized National Assembly majority leader, Aden Duale for disrespecting leaders and elders from the ethnic group.
The leaders, led by Kajiado governor Dr David Nkedianye, said the Garissa Town legislator has been making derogatory remarks about former cabinet minister William Ole Ntimama, as he leads campaigns in Kajiado Central for Jubilee Alliance Party candidate Patrick Tutui.
The Kajiado Central parliamentary seat fell vacant after former area MP, Major Gen Joseph Nkaissery resigned following his nomination as the security cabinet secretary.
Speaking during a campaign to drum up support for Elijah Memusi, the ODM candidate, at Enkaroni Primary School over the weekend, Nkedienye said Duale should concentrate on his constituency affairs.
“Duale should concentrate on Garissa issues if the only thing he can come and do in Kajiado is hurl abuses to Ntimama and other respected Masaai leaders,” said Governor Nkedienye at the meeting which was also attended by CORD leader, Raila Odinga.
The former Prime Minister was accompanied by Kisumu Senator Anyang' Nyong'o, ODM chairman John Mbadi, Suna MP Junet Mohammed, Ken Okoth (Kibra), Jakoyo Midiwo (Gem) and Abdikadir Aden (Balambala).
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Others present included Wajir West MP Ore Abdikadir, EALA MP Nancy Abisai and Governor Josephat Nanok (Turkana).
This is not the first time the vocal MP known for his sharp tongue, foul language and constant attacks on leaders from other regions, is being told off by his colleague.
Two Rift valley MPs, Alfred Keter (Nandi Hills) and Justice Kemei (Sigowet/ Soin) last month took a swipe at Duale, and asked him to stop using unsavoury words and maternal slurs in attacking Rift Valley leaders.
Duale had used expletives while telling off Knut secretary general, Wilson Sossion, whom he accused of misleading teachers to boycott classes in North Eastern and yet 'normalcy has been restored' in the area.
“Hawa walimu sio wa Mama ya mtu. Sossion walimu wa Kenya si Mama Yako! (Teachers in this country do not belong to anybody’s mother. Sossion these teachers do not belong to your mother!),” said the Garrisa town Legislator.
Bomet Governor, Isaac Ruto a year ago was the on the receiving end of Duale's choice expletives. Ironically, both Ruto and Sossion hail from the same Bomet County in Rift Valley.
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