The border dispute between Makueni and Kajiado County has taken a different twist after Kilome MP Regina Ndambuki hit out at Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior for allegedly fanning the border dispute.
Ndambuki cautioned the Senator to refrain from making remarks that could create tension between the Kamba and Maasai communities and instead called for an amicable solution in resolving the border dispute.
Speaking at Kalembwani when she toured the area to assess development projects, the MP maintained that the boundary between the two counties was the railway and not in Emali town as stated by Mutula Junior.
“I call on residents especially those in Emali to remain calm and desist from being involved in the border dispute that could jeopardize the peace that has existed between the two communities,” she said.
The MP underscored the need to involve leaders and communities from both counties to address the problem and asked the residents not to pay attention to the senator’s sentiments.
However, in a quick rejoinder Senator Mutula Junior challenged the Kilome legislator to take on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) who have adopted the Emali town as the boundary for the two counties.
In Facebook post in his official page, the senator asked the MP to challenge the map on the boundary issues not, him.
“Hon Regina should have challenged the IEBC letter and Map,”read the post in part.
The border dispute has also continued to stir a debate on Facebook with majority residents asking the MP to seek facts on the border dispute before dismissing the senator.
Below are the comments.
Others cautioned leaders over their remarks and called on the relevant authorities to help resolve the matter.
The dispute was triggered by Senator Mutula Junior recent remarks that a piece of land measuring 800 metres from the railway line in Emali town falls under Makueni County sparking protests from Kajiado leaders who have insisted that the boundary lies at the colonial railway line.
A meeting held by Kajiado leaders on last Thursday led by Kajiado Governor David Nkedianye did not yield much as their Makueni counterparts snubbed the meeting.