At­tack on Rutto un­called-for, say Kip­sigis el­ders

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

The My­oot Kip­sigis Coun­cil of El­ders and Bomet lead­ers yes­ter­day con­demned the at­tack on Gov­er­nor Isaac Rutto, say­ing it was un­called for.

Mzee Bar­taa arap Milgo and Chama Cha Mashinani na­tional sec­re­tary David Sang de­manded the trans­fer of county com­mis­sioner Bernard Lepar­marai for tak­ing the mat­ter ca­su­ally. They said his state­ment about the is­sue de­picted a failed sys­tem and he can­not be en­trusted with lead­er­ship.

“We’re shocked to hear the county com­mis­sioner ut­ter such a reck­less state­ment to the ef­fect that a stone hit the gov­er­nor, yet we all know it was a tear­gas can­is­ter hurled at him,” he said.

Lepar­marai de­fended po­lice, say­ing the sit­u­a­tion would have been worse were it not for their pres­ence in Silib­wet Stadium. He dis­missed as fic­ti­tious re­ports that po­lice threw tear­gas can­is­ters at Rutto.

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