President William Ruto on Monday, December 12, led the nation in celebrating the country’s 59 Jamhuri Day celebrations.
During the 59th Jamhuri Day celebrations held at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi, the First in Command conferred 483 Kenyans with State Honors for their outstanding services to the nation.
Among the awards, the president conferred includes the first class Chief of the Order of the Golden Heart (CGH), Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart (EGH), and the Moran of the Order of the Golden Heart (MGH).
On Tuesday, December 13, Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina sensationally claimed that he was rigged out of the state commendation.
The ODM legislator said he was nominated to receive the honors of the Chief of the Burning Spear because of his services rendered to the nation while serving at the joint Secretariat at the National Assembly.
However, the outspoken lawmaker claimed that he was rigged out because of the incident that happened at the Bomas of Kenya where the presidential votes for the August 9, elections were being tallied.
“I was nominated to receive the honors of the Chief of the Burning Spear because of my work and my position in Parliament by the Joint Secretariat. But because of the incident at the Bomas of Kenya, a petition was engineered and I was removed,” Ole Kina said.
On Monday, August 15, Ole Kina confronted Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati as he prepared to announce the final presidential results.
In a video that went viral, Ole Kina was seen struggling to get past a group of people on his way to an exit at the back of the auditorium but was met with resistance.
As the scuffle continued, a group of people was seen trying to hit him with all manner of objects including chairs, one of which landed on his head.
“I was brutally assaulted by William Ruto’s supporters most of them elected members of parliament at Bomas of Kenya shouting kill him, kill him,” Ledama said.