KNA Narok Governor Samuel Tunai has challenged politicians seeking to inherit his seat to shun selfish interests by preaching peace messages to the residents.
Tunai said he will not back any politician but instead give the Narok residents a space to express their interest by choosing the leaders of their choice.
“I will let the residents decide for themselves the leaders they want to lead them. Those interested in the governorship position must unite all the residents living in this cosmopolitan county,” he said.
Governor Tunai who spoke in a function held in Mulot area, Narok West Sub County said his tenure of leadership was peaceful because he united all the communities living in the county regardless of their political, ethnic and religious backgrounds.
The second term governor said the leader who will be elected to inherit him should be a visionary person with matters of the county at heart.
“I ask you residents to choose your leaders wisely based on their past development records. Personally, I will not lure you to vote for any leader. I will respect the choices you make,” he said.
Tunai who hails from the Siria Maasai clan, which is considered as one of the smallest Maasai clans was first elected in office on a URP ticket and later elected on a Jubilee ticket.
His sentiments come at a time when various persons have declared interest in the governorship among them Narok West Member of Parliament Gabriel Tongoyo, Narok South MP Korei Lemain and Narok Women representative Soipan Tuya.
Others eyeing the top seat are Principal Secretary in charge of Youth Affairs Charles Sunkuli and Labour Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Patrick Ntutu.