Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen slammed the Building Bridges Initiative rally in Narok County claiming that it has brought division along tribal lines.
He was speaking on Monday during the burial of Senator Irungu Kang’ata’s father, which was also attended by ODM leader Raila Odinga. Murkomen said the recent BBI rally was advocating for tribalism rather than uniting Kenyans together, a key mission for the initiative.
If people start saying that Kikuyus living in Narok should vacate while those in Narok should not contest for political seats, where will my children go to because they all have a heritage of two communities.Kipchumba Murkomen
The Senator also told Raia that it was shameful of him to engage in such divisive politics given his current role in uniting Kenyans.
Raila responded to the claims made by Murkomen by saying that the leaders who spoke during the forum had a right to express themselves. He also urged the Tanga Tanga politicians to wait for the rallies which would be held in their territories, reminding him that the Eldoret rally is around the corner.
The exchange of words came after Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina made controversial statements about the ownership of land in his county by people who were non-Maasai.
His remarks attracted criticism from a section of leaders and Kenyans who cited them as reckless and divisive with the potential to cause ethnic profiling.
Senator Ledama was arrested on Tuesday and taken to NCIC offices following the remarks he made on Tuesday.
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