Myoot council of Elders chairman Alex Mursi with the organization's coordinator Mjr. (rtd) John Seii at a past press briefing. [Photo: Joe Khisa]

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Kalenjin Elders in Uasin Gishu county have faulted Nakuru governor Lee Kinyanjui over his recent remarks where he accused the county government of Uasin Gishu of ethnic profiling.

The elders say the Nakuru governor together with Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri should have raised the matter with them instead of criticising the conduct of another county through the media.

Addressing the press in Eldoret town on Thursday, the elders led by Myoot council of elders deputy chairman Joseph Cherono further warned the politicians against incitements.

"We don't want incitements from outside the county. We should be allowed to deal with our own issues as we are already aware that this is a cosmopolitan region and nobody needs to remind us," Cherono noted.

"Governor Kinjanyu should have raised his concerns with the elders for appropriate intervention before making such utterances," he added.

The elders further told the Nakuru governor to first put his house in order before accusing another county of ethnic profiling.

"It's only recently that there are some communities in Nakuru who have complained of not being considered for public appointments and it could be better of governor Kinyanjui first addressed that issue," said Alex Mursi, the Myoot council of Elders chairman.