Pro­tect your land as it is right­fully yours, Rose­mary Odinga tells Maa­sais

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Cord leader Raila Odinga’s daugh­ter Rose­mary (pic­tured left) said on Satur­day her fa­ther’s wish is to end his­tor­i­cal land in­jus­tices in Ka­ji­ado and Narok. She said her fa­ther shared a lot about the prob­lems the Maa­sai peo­ple are go­ing through with Wil­liam ole Nti­mama be­fore his death.

Rose­mary spoke in Kapiti when David Kim­iti of ODM launched his cam­paigns for Ka­ji­ado East MP. She said she sup­ports her fa­ther’s wish and will al­ways stand by him in unit­ing the Maa­sai.

“I stand be­fore you to­day to bring you this mes­sage from my fa­ther, who loves you very much. It is out of that love that the Maa­sais in Ka­ji­ado gave me the name Nase­rian and I am proud of it. My name is Rose­mary Nase­rian Odinga,” Rose­mary said. She told the Maa­sai to troop to ODM so their prob­lems can be “right­fully tack­led”.

“I was once told by a Maa­sai el­der that when it rains in Maa­sai­land, men do not sleep in their houses, but spend the night pro­tect­ing their live­stock from im­mi­nent at­tacks by ma­raud­ing hye­nas. I want you to pro­tect what is right­fully yours by re­fus­ing to sleep. Reg­is­ter in large num­bers and use your votes to elect up­right lead­ers,” Rose­mary said.

Kim­iti, who will vie against Peris To­biko, said his choice of ODM was agreed on af­ter many meet­ings with elders and youth. He will face off with Kakuta Maimai in the party nom­i­na­tions. ODM na­tional youth chair­man John Ke­tora said Raila will meet all the can­di­dates vy­ing for dif­fer­ent seats across the coun­try at the Bo­mas of Kenya on Fri­day.

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