A group of MPs from Western have told Deputy President William Ruto that he is not welcome in the region following the eviction of members of Luhya community in Nandi.

The six lawmakers, led by Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala, warned Ruto against setting foot in Western so long as the evicted Luhyas are not given back their land.

A tussle over land in Nandi saw close to 1,500 families rendered homeless after they were evicted.

According to the MPs, churches and schools were demolished during the operation on Wednesday night.

“I don’t want to mince my words on this, I want to tell the Deputy President you are not welcome in our area if our people are being evicted from Nandi,” Senator Malala said during a presser on Thursday.

Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi added that the Luhya community will not tolerate the inhumane manner the eviction has been carried out.

“We do not want to have friends only when they come to look for votes,” Osotsi said.

The other MPs included George Aladwa (Makadara), ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna, Caleb Amisi ( Saboti), and Busia Woman Rep. Florence Mutua.

The MPs called on President Kenyatta to intervene saying a number of students sitting this year’s national examinations risks missing the exams.

Ruto, who has been frequenting the Western region, was expected to attend the burial of former Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale first wife in Ikolomani on Saturday but he will be in Vienna, Austria in support of marathon legend Eliud Kipchoge.