President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cousin Kung’u Muigai on Friday disowned Kikuyu elders who visited the rural home of ODM leader Raila Odinga last Saturday, saying they represent personal and selfish interests and were never sent by the President.
Mr. Muigai is Kikuyu National Council of Elders patron.
While speaking in the requiem mass of Mr Peter Mbothi and Mr Christopher Kariuki, who were killed two weeks ago in Kenol, Murang’a County, Muigai accused the Maina Kamanda led elders of auctioning their community politically.
“President Kenyatta did not send anyone to Bondo and was not aware of the visit. It was the work of Mr Peter Kenneth and Mr David Murathe. The National Council of Elders never sent them,” said Mr Muigai.
Uhuru's cousin Kung'u Muigai, who is the Kikuyu Patron, has denounced a group of elders that visited Raila at his Bondo as Conmen. Muigai said Uhuru did not send anyone to Bondo and was not aware of the visit saying it was the work of brokers led by 'Musugu' kenneth & Murathe. https://t.co/zgl5n2HPXF
— Kiplangat Allan, GE (@Its_KiplangatKE) October 17, 2020
The Kikuyu National Council of Elders patron further prevailed prevailed upon leaders from the expansive Mt. Kenya region to steer away from division politics fuelled by opportunism and selfish interests, noting that such moves will divide the country.
Also speaking during the requiem mass was former Kiambu governor William Kabogo who told off the purported Elders who visited Raila’s home last Saturday.
Kabogo accused Peter Kenneth, Maina Kamanda and David Murathe of working overtime to divide the community and to “auction them for self-gain” ahead of the 2022 General Election.
The former Governor decried the politics of hate and divisions which rocked Murang’a County two weeks ago when youths allied to DP William Ruto and another opposed to his ‘hustler’ movement clashed.
Mr Kabogo further said: “Bad politics is to blame for the death of these two young people,”.
The requiem mass brought together the Gema Cultural Association, Gikuyu Council of Elders and Kiama kia Ma.
Last week on Saturday, a group of Kikuyu and Luo elders made a raft of resolutions which included supporting the BBI proposal and fostering a unity of purpose in regard to delivering the presidency to Raila Oding in 2022.