By KBC Reporters
Former Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku’s bid for the Kajiado gubernatorial seat got a boost after his endorsement by Maasai elders.
Elders of the senior most age group in the Maa community known as Iseuri approved Ole Lenku as the bona fide candidate for Kajiado County’s top seat saying he was best suited for the position.
Fifteen members of the Iseuri age group drawn from 25 wards in Kajiado County said this when they assembled at Joseph Ole lenku’s Olokii village in Loitoktok sub county for a cultural event.
The senior Iseuri elders highly respected in Maasai community held a special traditional prayer ceremony for the former interior Cabinet Secretary before endorsing him for the seat in the forth coming general election.
The elders claim Ole Lenku is the best suited candidate for the post as he has been tested and came out victorious. The elders however urged Jubilee party to let the will of people prevail in its nominations.
Ole Lenku lauded the approval as a sign of good things in his political career. The endorsement of Ole Lenku by the elders now complicates the scenario in Kajiado’s gubernatorial race especially in the Jubilee party which now has over five aspirants.
The former CS has been at logger heads with his successor Joseph Nkaissery who has openly endorsed another aspirant. Nkaissery belongs to the Iseuri age group.
West Pokot governor Simon Kachapin is accusing area senator Prof John Lonyangapuo of sowing discord in the county.
Kachapin claims the intentions of Lonyangapuo are aimed at tarnish his administration ahead of the 2017 polls.
Speaking in Kapenguria, Kachapin has dared Lonyangapuo to make his political ambitions known rather than resorting to cheap political gimmicks.
Kachapin is warning Lonyangapuo to brace for a tough political battle come 2017.