Baringo: Fight over microphone abruptly ends CS Eugene Wamalwa meeting


Baringo: Fight over microphone abruptly ends CS Eugene Wamalwa meeting
Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary gestures while addressing Trans Nzoia residents on July 16 2017

In Summary

  • The leaders had gone to the area to take iron sheets and open closed schools in the area.
  • Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis tried to intervene but Kamket became adamant and insisted on inviting Kamuren claiming Mukutani location was in Tiaty.
  • Kamuren then went on stage and told off Kamket saying that he should stop the boundary dispute and instead let the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Comission (IEBC) define it for them.

There was drama in Baringo after leaders from the area started bickering over who should speak first.

In a meeting attended Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa, the fight started after Tiaty MP William Kamket and his Baringo South counterpart Charles Kamuren started fighting over who should speak first and invite the other both claiming that Mukutani location belongs in their constituency.

The drama unfolded further when Kamket started protesting the choice of the master of ceremony who he said came from the minority Ilchamus community instead of a chief from the Pokot community.

Kamket further insisted that Mukutani location was in his constituency therefore giving him an upper hand and hence should be the to invite Kamuren to speak.

Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis tried to intervene but Kamket became adamant and insisted on inviting Kamuren claiming Mukutani location was in Tiaty.

Kamuren then went on stage and told off Kamket saying that he should stop the boundary dispute and instead let the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Comission (IEBC) define it for them.

This war of words saw the meeting end prematurely.

The leaders had gone to the area to take iron sheets and open closed schools in the area.

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