Soy Constituency Mp Hon. Caleb Kositany has caused a stir online after an audio baring his remarks made at the funeral of Uasin Gishu County Governor’s Mother’s burial went viral. In the audio, which we have listened to, Hon. Kositany states that since the Nandi are the majority tribe in Uasin Gishu then the onus of choosing the next governor of the county rests with them. He said it would be egregious for ‘outsiders’ to determine the destiny of the local majority.
His comments have most definitely caused outrage among the social media fraternity with most people expressing their dismay at the comments which come at a time when the country is healing for an overly long and fractious electioneering period.
Facebook user Gerald Bitok commented thus:
”Our Nandi fathers voted for Charles Murgor as MP between 1970 and 1979 knowing too well that he was a Keiyo. Eldoret South then, unlike now, was predominantly Nandi. The issues of Nandi supremacy never featured. The predominantly Nandi Eldoret North Constituency had Reuben Chesire, a Tugen, as its MP before William Ruto. Nandis voted for him knowing way too well that he was a Tugen. Today Kesses constituency which is almost 100% Nandi has an Indian MP Swarup Mishra. Kapseret constituency bordering Nandi County has a Marakwet MP Oscar Sudi.
The cheap Nandi supremacy propaganda being peddled by one Caleb Kositany is unfortunate and against the ways of the Nandi community. Were our fathers fools? He is an enemy of progress and posterity. Say NO to divisive politics and politics of arrogance!”
Another user Cyrus Kiptoo added:
“Dp will not be happy with Hon Caleb Kositany sentiments yesterday at Governor Jackson Mandago Mum’s burial. Caleb is going against deputy’s President efforts of uniting Kalenjins and the entire nation. His sentiments that Uasin Gishu is for nandis alone is in bad taste to say the least.”
However other users like Evah Tirop didn’t find fault with Hon. Kositany’s words noting that he just stated basic facts that were sensationalized to achieve cheap political scores noting: ” there is absolutely nothing inciting in what the MP said contrary to the social media reports. In fact, the subject of the position of Nandi in Uasin-Gishu leadership was in for discussion long before Mandago-Buzeki face off. Kositany’s sentiments might not be well with one gubernatorial contender and that explains the buzz.”
What do you make of the Hon. Member’s words?