Fight between 2 MPs causes CS's meeting to end abruptly

A microphone was snatched and bitter words exchanged

Tiaty MP William Kamket with media personnel during a past function (Daily Nation)

A fight between Tiaty MP William Kamket and his Baringo South counterpart Charles Kamuren on Friday caused a public function in Baringo County to end abruptly.

Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa, who was the highest ranking official in the meeting, did not get ample time to address the residents as the two MPs could not stop fighting.

Kamket started the fight when he snatched the microphone from his counterpart claiming a breach of protocol.

The Tiaty member claimed that Makutani location, where the meeting was held, is part of his constituency therefore he reserved the right to speak first.

Kamuren, on the other hand, also claimed that Makutani is part of his jurisdiction and further claimed there was no reason to fight over who speaks first.

Ethnic Disputes

Kamket further protested the choice of master of ceremony (MC) claiming that he was unqualified to moderate the event based on his ethnicity.

The Baringo South member took the stage and told off Kamket over his remarks.

Kamuren further told Kamket to take up the matter of boundaries with IEBC.

Governor Stanley Kiptis attempted to mediate between the two MPs but they did not relent.

The meeting was, therefore, ended prematurely despite the CS's aim to distribute iron sheets and reopen some schools that had been closed in the region.


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