It was with great shock when the whole nation watched on national television channels two Governors and a host of Legislators and MCAs storm a Public University to evict a Vice Chancellor demanding that the head of the institution must come from the local community.
This was appalling, barbaric and a step backward to the gains we have made as a nation in terms of cohesion.
It is uncouth for people who are expected to be role models to the society in the name of Governors and Members of Parliament to forcefully evict from office a duly appointed public officer to suit their own tribal interests.
It is actually catastrophic for lack of another word to use that two Governors and some Members of Parliament who are supposed to be honourable leading their “tribes men” singing war songs to go and evict a fellow Kenyan from a Government Institution saying he’s an outsider?
Which Country are we living in now.
Kenya is home to 42 communities and everyone has a right in law to live and work anywhere in this country.
Why is this current regime led by President Uhuru and his Deputy Mr. Willam Ruto sitting back and watching as leaders allied to their party want to take us back to the old dark days?
Isn’t it a surprise that this is happening days after they launched their party with a slogan “TUKO PAMOJA”?
Is chasing away of Prof. Laban Ayiro from Moi University the clarion call for the Jubilee Party?
The two Governors were at Kasarani and chanted unity slogans, two weeks later, they are doing the opposite. Is this the Kenya we want? Definitely NO.
Uasin Gishu is one of the counties that is so cosmopolitan so how does Governor Jackson Mandago think his constituents who are outsiders feel now? Are they safe? Can members of the Kenyan community not from the local tribe have the confidence to walk, work and sleep freely in that region?
The other day it was the Vice Chancellor of the University of Eldoret Prof. Teresa Akenga, now it is Prof. Laban Ayiro, surely is it a crime for a qualified person from the Luhya community or any other community for that matter to head a Public institution outside their regions? Why would a Luhya be referred to as an outsider in their own country?
Does this regime then want us to go back to our home Counties and further they need to tell us if they want us to flush out all outsiders as they call them, from all the public institutions all over the country?
We demand that action be taken against the two Governors and the members of parliament for going against the basic tenets of the Constitution, sanity and civility.
Their action was primitive and should be condemned by and sundry.
We demand that the NCIC follows up this matter further as it amounts ethnic incitement which is dangerous to National cohesion.
Kenyans must stand up against leaders who want to tribalize institutions of higher learning simply because they fall in their areas.
We must as leaders learn to celebrate our tribal diversities and tap in to the benefits that come with this diversity.
With such actions, it is now clear that any person supporting the current tribal regime must have their heads checked.
The Deputy President needs to apologize to Kenyans since the leaders hail from his backyard.
Further the Jubilee government should forget getting any support from western or any other part of the Country.
Kenyans are tired of leaders with tribal thinking.
Thank you and God Bless Kenya.
Hon. Florence Mutua – MP Ms. Everline Nekesa
Busia County MP, National Org. Sec. Nairobi ODM official