What started as a mere political rivalry between Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina and Narok Governor Patrick Ole Ntutu during the last general election, has now taken a dramatic turn for the worse as the two politicians engage in bitter supremacy wars.
The two have been fighting over the control of the Narok County Assembly where Ole Kina claims that the governor has been compromising MCAs not to play their oversight role effectively. Ole Ntutu has now come out spitting fire warning the Senator to dare attend Sunday’s presidential thanksgiving ceremony saying he is an unwanted guest. Ole Kina in a quick rejoinder told off the governor, saying that he does not need an invite to attend a function in his county.
The behind the scene wars between the two Narok political heavyweights came out in the open when the governor led a team of officials in inspecting the venue of the thanksgiving on Tuesday afternoon, the event will take place next Sunday. The county chief said that Ole Kina will not grace the event accusing him of being an absentee in the county and who is only seen on TV, radio and social media criticizing his development agenda.
In a mockery message, the governor told the senator that he was an unwanted guest in the William Ole Ntimama stadium where the interdenominational prayers will be held, asking the senator to go give his thanks on social media.
“Hakuna kitu tunamwambia, unajua yeye ni mtu wa TV hutatampata hapa kwa ground, yeye ni mtu wa social media na TV, so yeye ataomba huko kwa social media,” the governor said. The Narok event will be graced by President Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua. Also expected to attend the event are other Kenya Kwanza leaders and government dignitaries.
The thanksgiving ceremony will take place on the same day as Azimio La Umoja’s Jacaranda rally. It remains to be seen whether Senator Ledama will attend his opponent’s rally on his home turf or his party leader’s rally.
Ole Kina in a quick rejoinder accused Ntutu of panicking over an illegal project proposal that he (the senator) is exposing. “Ntutu does not know that I have records of him issuing illegal tenders and his naivety over legal matters,” the senator alleged. The two have been at loggerheads from the time they took over their respective offices.