In 2013 DP William Ruto rallied pastolists communities to join URP party lying to them that Uhuru regime will champion their interests, three yes later nothing has been addressed.
There is no indication that Uhuruu regime has in anyway addressed issues affecting pastoral communities be they the Masai, Pokot, Turkana, Samburu etc. Reason why all Masai have warmed their way back into ODM, one of the reasons being the skewed appointment of senior government positions where they were sidelined, the recent order by the cabinet to hive off 28000 acres of the Mau forest also complicates matters for Uhuruto.
Today, accompanied by ODM Deputy Party Leader H. E Hassan Ali Joho, Hon Elijah Memusi (Kajiado Central, MP), Hon Judy Pareno (EALA, MP), Hon Abdulswamad Nassir (Mvita, MP), Hon Aisha Jumwa (Kilifi County, MP) and Hon Christine Lemein-, Rt Hon Raila Odinga began a two day tour of Laikipia County hosted by Hon Matthew Lempurkel (Laikipia North, MP).
Hon Lempurkel is best remembered for telling off president Uhuru and his band of Jubilee sycophants during Devolution CS homecoming in Nanyuki that he will NOT DITCH ODM and that his constituents were ardent Raila followers.
His first stop was in Doldol where He officially opened the new constituency office before meeting ODM delegates for a townhall consultations. He then proceeded to Rumuguti where He also engaged the local ODM delegates before concluding with a public rally at the Rumuguti Stadium.
The key issues addressed including CORD opposition to the proposed Community Land Bill that seeks to strip the National Land Commission of powers to administer public land and re-centralize them in the office of the CS Lands. We strongly feel that this is a retrogressive step that will further alienate communities that have suffered the brunt of historical land injustices.