Cherangany Mp Joshua Kuttuny has criticized the simmering row among Rift Valley politicians who’ve been wrangling in the last few days, saying the situation portrays a bad image for the the Kalenjin community.
Speaking in his constituency when he toured various schools and presented cheques for development projects, Kuttuny termed the recent political tussle between Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi and Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter, who attacked each other in public, as unfortunate and may drag the community’s development sights behind.
Kuttuny said most leaders have taken their political agendas everywhere they meet including churches, adding that the bickering may affect the political stability of Deputy President William Ruto as some of his lieutenants can’t unite, “I’m embarrassed by our Kalenjin politicians who’ve taken politics a notch higher and are even contesting each other in funerals instead of concentrating on issues that affect the local mwananchi,” he said.
He appealed to the Kalenjin council of elders to intervene and bring together the warring factions within the community.
Moreover, he voiced his displeasure with the rising number of accidents along the Bungoma-Kitale road and called upon the County government to enact a law that will deter the trucks using the route from operating during the night.
He further urged sugarcane companies to make sure their tractors are in good condition to avoid any unnecessary accidents while at the same time faulting the Traffic Department for entertaining laxity as trucks which aren’t in good conditions continue operating along the route, “Let all the necessary departments work together to avoid the unnecessary accidents on our roads,” he said.