Court summons Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina over inciteful remarks


Court summons Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina over inciteful remarks
Senator Ledama Ole Kina during a previous appearance. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Summary

  • According to the charge sheet, these remarks were "intended to incite feelings of discrimination against non-Maasai communities living in Narok County based on their ethnicity."
  • The Senator early this year hit the headlines after saying that the Maa community had been sidelined and their plight needed to be addressed.

Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina has been summoned to appear in court on June 2, 2020 to answer charges of ethnic contempt over previous remarks on live TV.

Ole Kina is accused of uttering the words “That Maasai issues will be articulated by Maasais! Not Manje…who is….who…who can be able to get an audience in Mount Kenya” during an interview on Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange Live show on February 19 this year.

According to the charge sheet, these remarks were “intended to incite feelings of discrimination against non-Maasai communities living in Narok County based on their ethnicity.”

The Senator early this year hit the headlines after saying that the Maa community had been sidelined and their plight needed to be addressed.

He petitioned the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) steering committee to solve the land issues in the Maasai-dominated areas such as Narok, so that the local people could maintain a steady income.

He argued that non-locals were buying land meant for agriculture and then selling the same to make huge profits.

Ole Kina was on February 25 arrested shortly after the leaving Royal Media Services and whisked away to the Kilimani Police Station on charges of incitement.

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