Conserving the wild and poverty among the indigenous! The truth about Wildlife conservation in Kenya. By Ole Ngais. Dear Mparakuoni, I address this to you as a person because for many reasons, unlike our friends over there at k4w, KWS … Continue reading
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
It is not hard therefore for you to comprehend the plight and consequences the absence of such institutions in your community and the attendant consequences of the long-suffering of the people of Kajiado North and the effect of those consequences on their land, livelihoods, health has, in connection with the struggle to promote education in this community. Continue reading
Mau settlers should not be settled, they should be legally helped to claim their money back and buy land elsewhere. , MAASAI YOUTH MUST BE ALLOCATED LAND FROM COMMUNAL LAND HENCE DISSOLVING COMMUNAL LAND OWNERSHIP SYSTEM ONCE AND FOR ALL. Continue reading
From the questionnaire below, you’ll realize that the Laikipia East Member of Parliament Mwangi Kiunjuri does not represent the minority groups including Maa speaking population of Laikipia. QUESTION: Critics argue that by preferring the one-kilometre-one-vote formula, Northern Kenya MPs is keen on denying Central Kenya the PM’s post in 2012. Continue reading
Following my previous open letter to Prime Minister of Kenya Raila Odinga, I now want to specifically put across three basic questions which I will ask the Premier in our Friday meeting in Stockholm. Continue reading
In the raids between the months of February along June, July to September, the government of Kenya has witnessed profound attacks to the Samburu people by neighbouring armed ethnic groups. Can you explain to the Maa people why the government facilitated the killings in Samburu and what the government is doing in terms of compensation and apologizing to the Samburu people? Continue reading
Maasai men against female genital mutilation is a cause which has been streaming out of many of us, the Maasai men, who are fed up with extreme and harmful practices in our culture. Continue reading
A 14 year old girl was rescued by Ndilai and other peace activists from being married off to an elderly man against her will in Kajiado. We congratulate you Mr. Ndilai for the encouraging work to saving that child’s life and giving her a second opportunity to self determination. Many in her situation are having their rights as we breath in and out, violated and they cannot do anything because their fathers received dowry.
The culture that we love so much continues to steal our freedom and that of our sisters while we turn a blind eye and a deaf ear. It’s time to be realistic and stop early childhood marriages and all other harmful Maasai cultural practices. Join us to making this movement universal. MAASAI men against FGM is a newly started Facebook group which goes out to attract particularly Maasai men with intent to create opinion around FGM and its implication on fundamental rights of our sister.
As Maasai men, we are proud to say we stand against Female genital mutilation in all its forms! We Crave for NOLL tolerance to dangerous culture.Eradicate FGM and women discriminatory traditions in Maasailand now.
Whichever side you want to turn it, early childhood marriages is morally wrong. It consequently leads to child enslavement. Let us all fight for the rights of our sisters, our daughters and our dear mothers. It concerns me! It is my duty to eradicate retrogressive and harmful culture and traditions.
I devote my life to eradicating all sorts of discrimination against women in Maasailand, to begin with. This duty makes me not only a great man, but a caring father! This call is for real and very urgent. It is very significant for the survival of the Maa society as a people. Great men fight for the rights of their people, both male and female! Stop FGM now!
Follow the link below to join our group: Kindly create opinion around the issue of human rights. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=149271327513&ref=mf
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Diaspora Kenya, also known as Maasaiwarrior is a Kenyan residing in Sweden. Water points dried up, the rain gods ceased listening to our prayers, the dry grass roots were uprooted by the emaciated domestic and wild animals who died one … Continue reading