November 24th 2017

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Kamba leaders cautioned against dividing community in the name of kingship

He pointed out that for one to be declared the kingpin of the Kamba community, there would have to be elections in the three counties (Machakos, Kitui, Makueni) and the one who will emerge victorious would be declared the kingpin but there had been no such election or even the need for it.

By Oscar NdundaTuesday, 23 May 2017 11:24 EAT

Mr Masaku Wa Ngei addressing journalists. (Photo: Oscar Ndunda/Kenya Free Press).

Leaders from Ukambani have been warned against dividing the community by establishing 'kingships'. Speaking with journalists, Masaku Wa Ngei, son to the late Paul Ngei, the first MP for Kangundo Constituency, said that no one in Ukambani was voted for as the kingpin saying those declaring themselves as kingpins are just after their own selfish desires.

"I want to say that it is disappointing for some of our leaders to say that they are the Kamba kingpins, we have never voted for anyone to be our kingpin, and I want to caution our leaders to avoid causing division within the Kamba community because we know they are only after their own selfish desires," said Mr Ngei.

Mr Ngei pointed out that for one to be declared the kingpin of the Kamba community, there would have to be elections in the three counties (Machakos, Kitui, Makueni) and the one who will emerge victorious would be declared the kingpin but since there was no such election or even the need for it, the Kamba community had no kingpin and leaders should avoid confusing the community.

He further added that there is need for all political leaders in Ukambani to embrace unity so that there can be development and for other communities to respect the Kamba community.

He was seemingly reacting to a development where Machakos governor Alfred Mutua recently had himself endorsed as the Kamba kingpin by a group of elders at Machakos People's Park.

The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press





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