This article is written and sent in by Phillip Wuantai through our very own facebook group, Enkishui E Maa. Kindly follow the link here if you want to join the group.
Men do not assume the role of opposing their own fathers especially in a time as this when the community is at a cross-roads. But in principle I do not agree with Ntimama ( my own father and hero) to attempt to re-engineer and prop up a man whom I equate to a fallen king.
How many times have this fellow declared that it’s his own money and not our vote that has been putting him into parliament and government? Mr Sironka incase you don’t know we the young and educated Maasai have undergone what I call a radical revolution of values.
Through this media we have been doing a lot of mobilization and generating debate on what we need to do to take this community forward. I have never seen nor heard you comment on anything. How comes that you come out so blatantly and with bare knuckle just because this politician is on it again to auction our beloved community.
Ekiyiolo enkeju niata. Nelson Mandela said; I hate black domination as much as I hate white domination. Oyie ketii ilng’ojiniaa loo Maasai laa ele osho ninche edanyita inkoshuaa. Tiaaki metarriki intae. Tiaaki meewa intae ele sina orok limbookito kuna kishu ilarin tomoniuni. Enosa edua.
But who are we supporting in this union? And who is the ultimate beneficiary of this concoction? It’s the same man who when our Samburu brothers’ wealth was being forcefully transferred to the Meru he was the very Minister incharge of the police carrying out that operation; he was in the cabinet that sanctioned the air operation against the Maa in Maai Mahiu; He was the brains behind the Metropolitan and sent the police to teargas our mothers at Isinya at a prayer meeting against the expansion of Nairobi; we were treated as the children of Mau Mau in our own district; During that banana campaign he never cared that the Maasai meant NO at the referendum; Since 2003 to date you guys know that he has been in government – has he given you any jobs because the government of Kenya is employing people in thousands every day? Or you still want to say that the Maa has no papers?
Where was he when our people were being ravaged by drought and a chronic food shortage just recently? Look at his lukewarm and hypocrite stand on the Mau.
I want to believe that Ntimama and John Keen mean very well for this community which they have upheld with God’s help for long. But in this they are either grossly misled or they are doing it for personal convenience purposes. Talking about ‘dirty money’ as was reported in the Standard Newspaper of 11th Feb. 2010, which money is clean between Goldenberg and the maize scandal? Neither!
I speak against this union not in anger but in the sacred love I have for this community. Come home my people and take charge of your communities future for all the Moi’s, Mulu Mutisyas, Nyachaes, Kenyattas & Karumes, Jaramogis, and Muliros of other communities have handed over the button to younger generations and more dynamic leadership. Why are we still grappling with the same old ideas??? I call on the young people of the Maasai who must make a choice today to take a stand on this issue. Hamilton, Sankok and others lets hold a parallel rally at Isinya….we will formulate a very strategic agenda….nemairo tene amu mayieu.
Phillip S. Wuantai