State House Comptroller Katoo ole Metito has announced plans to vie for the Kajiado gubernatorial seat in 2027.
Metito, who rarely attends public functions, confirmed his political intentions saying he will give a second attempt for the position. He spoke at Kimuka during a ceremony that saw 2022 Kajiado Jubilee Senatorial candidate Moses ole Sakuda defect to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
Metito vied for the seat last year garnering 111,725 votes against the winner, ODM's Joseph Ole Lenku who garnered 117,600 votes.
"Preparations for tomorrow's journey start today. I urge you to support my gubernatorial seat come 2027. I also urge all of us to detest clan politics because it has caused a lot of divisions in our community," Metito said.
Metito said Kenya Kwanza is focused on popularising the UDA party at the grassroots in the nation in a bid to be a unifying factor.
"UDA party is rooting for a national party with a national face. Uniting Kenyans can best be achieved when a political party goes beyond a certain community. Community-based political parties should rethink their decisions. However, because Kenya is a democratic country and any individual can form a party, let them be ready to face us at the ballot," Metito said.
Metito further urged the Maasai community to shy away from clan politics saying it has sharply divided the community creating animosity.
"It is time for us as a community to stop clan-based politics. Clan politics has witnessed very elusive unity among our leaders and sharply divided our community members. Let all leaders focus on unity of purpose and locals elect leaders on the basis of merit," he urged.
Metito defended his declaration it is not meant to disrupt any development further asking political leaders to work for electorates who elected them.
"Elected leaders should be given an opportunity to work for the people. They equally should not be distracted by candidates interested in future politics," he added.
Leaders present included Kajiado Woman Representative Leah Sankaire and MPs George Sunkuiya (Kajiado West) and Elija Memusi (Kajiado Central).
First Kajiado Governor David Nkedianye recently pledged to work together with Metito and front a single gubernatorial candidate.