Thousands of Maasais took to the streets of Narok to protest against the incompetent URP Narok Governor Samuel Ole Tunai.
This happened even with a ban on the demo and any political gathering imposed by interior CS Joseph Nkaissery. The Jubilee government has been keen to avoid offending Maasais in the eve of a by election in Kajiado which the ruling coalition is intent on winning.
Several elected leaders have in the recent past accused Tunai of financial impropriety and failing to provide sound leadership.Â However, the leaders were quick to point out that their differences with Governor Tunai has nothing to do with being members of the URP party of Deputy President William Ruto.
â€œIt must remain clear that this is not about URP but rather a governor who does not want to be asked to be financially responsible,â€ said Leah Ntimama, daughter to Â ODM stalwart William Ole Ntimama who is herself a URP elected MP.
Senator Stephen Ntutu, MPs Patrick Ntutu (Narok West), Korei Lemein (Narok South), Johana Ngâ€™eno (Emurua Dikirr) and Moitalel Kenta (Narok North) are some of the leaders opposing Tunai.
Residents had last week vowed to hit the streets of Narok town to protest against Governor Samuel Ole Tunai claiming they have been discriminated on the following grounds:Â Development projects,Â Jobs,Â Thorny Mau Forest Fiasco,Â E-Ticketing Â among other key issues.