TEST OF STRENGTH: The Keek-Onyokie community risks imminent division over who is to spearhead subdivision of a parcel of trust land
The future is bleak for the Keek-Onyokie community, if the recent showdowns between warring factions are anything to go by.
Following a consensus reached during a meeting convened by Governor Joseph ole Lenku on May 25, at Kibiko holding ground, the community now risks imminent division over who is to spearhead subdivision of a parcel of trust land.
After the meeting, Ole Lenku said; “We have agreed to reconcile the two committees that lead the community so that we can work in harmony to conclude the process amicably.
“Supporters loyal to the two factions have been separately convening meetings and rallying residents to support their preferred committee chair”
On his part, Senator Philip ole Mpaayei said: “We made deliberate resolutions to reconcile warring parties as well as put necessary mechanisms in place geared to dividing the over 2,500-acre piece of land while ensuring equitable and indiscriminate allocation of land to all members.”
Among the main leaders at the Kibiko meeting were county lands minister Hamilton Parseina, Kajiado West MP George Sunkuyia, and his immediate predecessor Moses ole Sakuda.
Others included former Senate aspirant Daniel ole Tinaai, former Kajiado West MP aspirant Joseph ole Simel, and Ward Representatives Moses Saoyo (Keek-Onyokie) and Justus Ngussur (Ewuaso/Oonkidong’i).
Talks over the subdivision of a prime 2,800-acre land in Kibiko have raised tensions, with two committees — one led by Moses ole Parantai and the other Moses ole Monik — fighting over its leadership.