The Star (Nairobi)

1 January 2014

Kenya: Senator, MP Cry Foul Over State Jobs

TWO leaders from Narok County have cried foul over the appointments of parastatals chiefs by President Uhuru Kenyatta over the weekend.

The president through a special Kenya Gazette appointed 26 heads of parastatals but the appointments have sparked protests from some communities which have alleged a plot by the Government to marginalise them

Led by Narok Senator Stephen ole Ntutu and Narok South MP Korei ole Lemein, they wondered why professionals from Narok region were not appointed yet they voted overwhelmingly for jubilee government in the March polls. They were speaking yesterday during annual prayers service for Narok South District at Masantare Primary School.

Lemein said it is sad that the state continue to marginalise the region in terms of jobs distribution. "These state jobs should reflect the face of all Kenyans and Narok County is entitled to the share of the national cake," said Lemein.

The MP urged President Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto to appoint elites from the region so that regional balancing is achieved.He urged the local leaders to come together regardless of their political parties they supported during the March polls, if the unity has to be achieved.

"It is high time our leaders set aside their political differences and focus on archiving unity," he said and the political leaders must support those elected, if they want this region strive ahead in terms of development," he said.

He added: "We have many challenging issues which need to be addressed. We should use our energies in creations of jobs for the jobless youths, alleviate poverty, addressing health services and others issues which really bites the locals rather making politics all the time," said the Legislator.

Lemein urged the Kenyans to pray for South Sudan so that solutions to current problems they are facing to come to an end. On his part, Ntutu said the only way the jubilee government will appreciate the Narok residents by employing professionals from the Narok County.

He alleged that there is a scheme by the government to sack Mark ole Karbolo as the Portland cement company chairman. "We will not accepted such scheme, if the aim of the government is removed our professionals from such positions," said Ntutu.

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