Senator Ledama up in arms after Suluhu’s govt accused him of inciting violence in Tanzania

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 12 Jun, 2022 09:46 | 2 mins read
Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina. PHOTO/COURTESY
Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina. PHOTO/COURTESY

Narok county senator Ledama Ole Kina has fired back at the Tanzanian government after they allegedly accused him of inciting violence in the country.

Taking to his official Facebook account, the outspoken senator noted that the said Samia Suluhu's administration had brushed off reports that their officers were attacking Maasais in the country.

"The Government of Tanzania is accusing me of inciting violence in Tanzania. Denying that Tanzanian Maasai have been shot at and maimed by the riot police. Shame on you," he wrote.

Ledama also accused President Samia Suluhu's administration of buying off media houses to prevent coverage of the situation in the country.

"They have bought off all media houses not to report the real situation on the ground," he added.

The senator further called on the world to intervene accusing the Tanzania police of invading Maasai households and beating up children, raping women and shooting at Maasai men.

"They enter into homes beat up children, rape women and shoot at Maasai Men who can only defend themselves using spears and arrows,

"The world must not allow president Suluhu to continue mutilating our bloodline, " he wrote.

Ledama receives receipts pinning him as the perpetrator

His sentiments follow after he allegedly received receipts of messages that pointed him as the man behind the conflict between the Kenyan Maasais and the police.

"Huyu ni Mbunge was Kenya, ndiye aliyetuma wakenya jana kuja kuwapiga Askari na mishale!(This is a Kenyan Member of Parliament(MP), he is the one who sent Kenyans to attack officers with arrows yesterday)" the receipt reads in parts.

Ledama intervenes

Earlier, Senator Ledama sought the intervention of President Suluhu in stopping the forceful eviction of members of the Maa community from their ancestral land in Loliondo District, Northern Tanzania to pave way for wildlife conservation.

The Senate. PHOTO/Courtesy.
The Senate. PHOTO/Courtesy.

“Today I call upon the Tanzanian Government led by President Samia Suluhu to save our people of Loliondo District from being forcefully deported/evicted from their ancestral land to pave way for wildlife conservation,” he wrote at the time.

Prior to that, he had asked members of the senate to help to stop the evictions stating that they will cause a strain to Narok and Kajiado counties once the members fleeing moved to the stated counties.