Former NTSA Director General Francis Meja was blocked from addressing mourners in Kajiado North over comments made by his allies that stalls at the upcoming Ngong Market have been given to Dagoretti people and not Kajiado residents.
The burial of Peninah Wanjiru Kapaito at Kahara in Olkeri was turned into a contest of who deserves to benefit from the 2,000 stalls in Ngong market.
Mrs Kapaito is a sister to the late Internal Security Minister Professor George Saitoti.
The contest on beneficiaries pitted two groups; One supported by Governor Joseph Ole Lenku , area MP Joseph Manje and five MCAS.
The second group supported Meja and his allies led by former Senator Peter Mositet and former Nairobi speaker Alex Ole Magelo and Kajiado East MP Peris Tobiko.
Meja and Tobiko have declared they will vie against Lenku in 2022 and have joined forces.
The mourners who were mostly from the Kikuyu community were angered by a claim by the group that Kajiado indigenous community has been left out in the list of beneficiaries in favor of “people from Dagoretti”.
Ole Magelo came under fire from local MCAs led by Nkaimurunya MCA Waichanguru Ndirangu who said utterances that “outsiders” had been given stalls are “shameful”.
“We know who is in that list and it is the County Government that compensated them. Claims that they are not from Kajiado are very shameful,” said Waichanguru
By the time Meja arrived, the mourners were so agitated that he was denied a chance to address the mourners forcing Nominated MCA Onesmus Ngogoyo, the session MC,to block him from talking despite standing up to speak.
Embarassed, Meja was forced to sit down much to the relief of the mourners.