Narok Senator Ledama Olekina has hit back at the government of Tanzania over allegations of inciting Maasai people in the country.
This follows a series of messages revealed by the Senator by the Tanzania administration accusing him of causing violence amid rising tension between the community and the government.
Taking on social media, Ledama confirmed ongoing shooting of Maasai people and mistreatment of women and children in order to drive them out of their land which they have vowed to defend despite the media remaining silent about it.
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“The Governments of Tanzania is accusing me of inciting violence in Tanzania. Denying that Tanzanian Maasai have been shot at and mained by the riot police. Shame on you. They have bought off all media houses not to report the real situation on the ground.
They enter into homes beat up children , rape women and shoot at Maasai Men who can only defend themselves using spears and arrows . The world must not allow president Suluhu to continuing mutilating our blood line.” Said Senator Ledama.
Tanzania opposition leader Tundu Lissu shared the same sentiments accusing the Tanzania government of forcefully evicting Maasai out of their ancestral land to pave way for tourism. He further accused the media of being silent.
“Tanzania govt is using paramilitary security forces to evict thousands of Maasai indigenous peoples from their ancestral lands in Ngorongoro District. Western govts & their conservation agencies have moral responsibility to end the unfolding tragedy by cutting all aid to the govt.
This is what the lust for tourist dollars by Tanzania govt is doing to the Maasai of Ngorongoro: violent eviction from their ancestral lands. Any Western govt, or conservation agency, that supports Tz govt conservation policies, will have the blood of innocent Maasai on its hands.” Said Tundu Lissu