Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny has urged Kalenjin leaders to ‘rethink their style of politics’.
In a statement posted on his official Facebook account, the Former Presidential advisor nicknamed Spanner number 17, warned of a looming revolution in the Kalenjin Nation.
“A silent revolution is quickly building up in Kalenjin nation and is spreading fast unless you smell the coffee,”pointed out Kutuny.
Kutuny said rallying behind the Deputy President William Ruto ahead of the 2022 presidential campaigns was not enough. He said their is an urgent need for community leaders to unite, bring the Kalenjin community together to ensure they speak in one voice.
The legislator who has been silent for a while, kicked off his mechanical engineering works in Kalenjin politics pointing out that the National Cereals and Produce Board maize scam is just a tip of the iceberg.
In a direct attack on Kalenjin politicians who have been critiquing opposition leader Raila Odinga, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi and perceived rebel Kalenjin MPs, the lawmaker said the Kalenjin Nation were tired of these public spats.
“Politics of criticizing NASA leader Raila Odinga or Gideon Moi/KANU or throwing cold blows at your partners in jubilee over 2022 politics no longer impresses the Kalenjin Nation,”added Kutuny.
He urged the community leadership to have a unity of purpose in the socio economic sphere giving an example of Turkana leaders led by Governor Josphat Nanok who he said have bargained for a 25% share of oil proceeds to the local community, Maasai community who collect revenue from Maasai Mara, and Nakuru leaders who have pushed for an industrial zone in Naivasha.
He said there was need to fight for lasting peace in Baringo and for the community to bargain for a share of geothermal power in Silale and push for resources to promote mass tourism to lake Baringo, Bogoria and Kerio Valley.
“Support pineapples production in Bureti/Kericho and help small scale tea farmers in Kericho, Nandi, Bomet and Kuresoi/Nakuru to improve on the quantity and quality of their produce.Support farmers in Trans Nzoia, Bomet, Kericho, Nandi, Uasin Gishu, Keiyo, Baringo and Nakuru. Set up intense zero grazing/dairy projects and form cooperative societies to bargain for milk prices,”wrote Kutuny
Kutuny further called for the leasership to fight for the Pokot community to get royalties on limestone from the region and possibly oil and called for the opening up of Tiaty as a tourism destination.
In his parting shot, the political spanner said it wasn’t late for the community leadership to avert what he termed as a looming political revolution in the region.
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