URP Leaders Told to Stop Tribalism

National Assembly Deputy Speaker Joyce Laboso has asked URP members to stop causing divisions in the Jubilee government by pushing for “tribal interests”.

Laboso said it is wrong for the leaders to single out and agitate for reinstatement of two Cabinet Secretaries from the Kalenjin community, while ignoring those from other communities.

She said the leaders’ calls are not only tribal but also aimed at causing division in the government.

The Sotik MP said it is deplorable that some leaders claim they are championing the interests of particular officers as if the whole graft issue is skewed.

She was speaking on Monday in Sotik when she distributed Sh5.8 million Uwezo Fund to more than 50 groups.

Laboso said President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto need no reminders on the tribal issue and leaders should remain tolerant.

Recently, URP legislators, Nandi Senator Stephen Sang and MPs Alfred Keter (Nandi Hills), Cornelly Serem (Aldai) and William Kisang (Marakwet West) said there is a ploy to shortchange the party because CSs Felix Koskei and Davis Chirchir have not been reinstated.