Langata MP Nixon Korir has been criticised by a section of Kenyans over what has been termed as tribalism in the award of bursaries.
This is after an alleged leaked document showed how the allocation of bursaries in the constituency has been allocated to people from the Kalenjin Community with names from other communities only appearing scantily.
In the document, all the listed beneficiaries from Korir’s tribe have been indicated as students of the Co-operative University of Kenya.
This has raised more eyebrows on the legality of the process since all the common beneficiaries have coincidentally been termed as students in one institution.
After the document made rounds on Social Media platforms, Korir responded to the accusations, terming propaganda against him.
He said that the bursary application process in his constituency is transparent and the propagandists are against his achievements.
“Ignore the list making rounds purporting to be a reflection of the bursary disbursement in Langata Constituency. Our bursary application and disbursement is open and transparent. The propaganda is the work of my political detractors who are not happy with development and progress. They want to drag us back to the useless politics of tribalism… we are not buying.” Wrote Nixon Korir on his facebook page.
The document had attracted attention of his political opponents, most of who are from the ODM party.
ODM’s communications director, Philip Etale reacted to the viral document saying ‘Kiongos anacheza kiyeye hapa’.
The letter has emerged at a time when former ODM strategist, Silas Jakakimba has declared his intention to vie for the Langata Parliamentary seat in the 2022 elections.
While tossing himself in the ring, Jakakimba has said that Nixon is his close friend and if he loses to him, he will take the honor and congratulate him.