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Stop insulting Kalenjin leaders, County leaders tell Duale

21 September 2015, 15:48 Geoffrey Olukya

Nakuru - Bomet Governor, Isaac Ruto and Emurua Dikirr MP, Johana Ngeno have told National Assembly Majority Leader, Aden Duale to respect Kalenjin leaders.

Ruto and Ngeno said the Garissa Township legislator should stop undermining and insulting them whenever he visits the Rift-Valley region.

Speaking at Emurua Dikirr Secondary School in Narok County, the two leaders said as elected leaders, they need to be accorded the respect they deserve.

“We know who Duale is working for and he should tone down attacks and the abusive language he uses on us,” said Ruto.

The former Council of Governors' chairman said all leaders should be valued even with the existence of differences in their political ideologies.

The two Governors have sued Duale for linking them to the Okoa Kenya referendum at a political rally in Kericho County.

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Duale accused the two governors of allegedly receiving KES 1 billion from Okoa Kenya crusaders to destabilise Jubilee.

The Kericho High Court has ordered Duale to appear at the court before the end of this month or risk a judgment being issued against him in a defamation case.

On his part, Ngeno said Duale is fond of disrespecting leaders from the Kalenjin community and if he continues with that mentality, he risks facing the wrath of the community.

“The majority leader has made disparaging remarks against Bomet Governor, his Kericho counterpart Prof. Paul Chepkwony and Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter whenever he comes to Rift Valley. We are saying enough is enough; we as community will not to allow politicians to belittle our leaders,” said Ngeno.

The legislator wondered why DP Ruto allowed Duale to hurl insults at leaders perceived to be opposed to him.

“Failure by the deputy President to rein in Majority Leader could ruin his plans of winning the Kalenjin vote,” he said.

Ngeno urged DP Ruto to force Duale to apologize to the Kalenjin Community.

“Duale should talk to us with respect not with contempt and insults because such intolerance should not be accepted in the modern world. This is the highest degree of sycophancy. It is unacceptable for a leader who was elected with paltry 7 000 votes in North Eastern region to come and insult the politicians of Rift-Valley who was elected with more than 100 000 votes,” said Ngeno.

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