Nominated senator Naisula Lesuuda is not going to sit pretty and let Samburu politicians belittle her.
Lesuuda has challenged her political detractors to stop hiding behind cultural issues to politic, but rather campaign on their track record.
Lesuuda who is vying for the Samburu west parliamentary seat said that her competitor’s are hiding behind Samburu cultural practices to campaign against her in the coming August elections.
“My competitors are saying that I am just a girl instead of telling the people of Samburu Central what developments they have brought in the last four years. This mudslinging and side shows should stop,” she said.
According to the Star, Lesuuda was speaking at Pura village which borders Baringo County, the senator noted that the area is under developed due to the insecurity incidents in the past and blamed leaders for neglecting the people.
“In 2009 I was engaged in a peace caravan to bring together the Samburu and Pokot communities who were at war and after peace prevailed no development projects have been brought in the area because of the past insecurities,” she said.
At the same time the senator cautioned leaders against taking advantage of the people’s illiteracy to gain political mileage.
Lesuuda who officially defected from Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP) to KANU over the weekend supports President Uhuru Kenyatta’s reelection bid.