Kalenjin elders want governors to allocate them offices.
Myoot’ council or Kalenjin elders want governors to allocate them offices.
They argued that this Initiative will allow all elders provide their people with adequate service but from a central place.
They further urged the county government to set aside, land for them and also build them their executive offices.
The chairman, Mr.Kitur emphasized that their role is to maintain oneness in their communities. Without them there could be disputes and wrangles within the tribes of their region.
Kitur said,”When counties were established in 2013, elders expected county governments would allocate land and construct offices for them, but to date elders from across Kenya don’t have offices to document the work they do.”
Kitur further stated that their work is underrated since the year 1963. They have had expectations of the government reaching out to them and recognizing their services but they end up disappointed.
Another elder, Mr Mutai stated that their only prayer is for the government to recognize the importance of the services they offer.
He said,”We need the local government to recognise our existence and the key roles in resolving issues relating to the socioeconomic challenges in the community.”
The elder in charge, Kitur further urged the new leaders to focus on delivering the manifesto they gave the common mwananchi.
They should formulate ways of promoting the socioeconomic needs of the community instead of throwing dirt on each others names.