Governor urges Maa community to back BBI

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Narok Governor Samuel Tunai has called on the Maa community to back the Building Bridges Initiative saying it would bring goodies to the pastoral community.

Speaking at Ngoswani area in Narok West Sub County, Tunai asked the Members of the local county assembly (MCAs) to pass the document once it is tabled in the house.

The governor observed that the 35 percent share proposed for the counties would greatly benefit people at the grassroots and help counties to develop even faster.

“I have read the document and I feel it is a good document for our people. The MCAs too will be empowered as they will be allocated a ward development kitty,” he added.

The second term governor asked the proponents of BBI to interpret it in Maa language and distribute adequate copies to the community for them to read and understand what it contains.

“We request for the document to be distributed to all parts of the county and if possible it should be discussed in the local community radio stations for the residents to understand clearly what is contained therein before a referendum is ultimately held,” said Tunai.

At the same time, the governor sounded a warning to selfish politicians who cause chaos in political rallies or gathering saying they will not be entertained in the county.

“We are a peace loving people and anyone who wants to come to ask for our votes should do it peacefully. Anyone who comes inciting people against others will not be allowed in our county,” he warned.

Tunai reiterated that the county was cosmopolitan with different communities living together, adding that no politician will be allowed to divide the residents along ethnic basis.

“We have always lived peacefully with all the communities represented here. Why should someone come to divide us because of their own selfish gains?,” posed Tunai.

The governor who was elected on a Jubilee ticket said he had worked closely with the national government during his two terms in power to deliver development projects to the locals.

“I have worked closely with the National Government and I am proud we have enjoyed fruits of devolution as witnessed in upgrading of several roads to bitumen standard, construction of William Ole Ntimama stadium, implementation of water and sewerage system for the people of Narok town, among other many projects that have succeeded because of this mutual collaboration,” he said.

by Ann Salaton

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