President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cousin, Captain (Rtd) Kung’u Muigai, has dismissed a group of Kikuyu elders who visited Bondo, Siaya County, last weekend.
The elders called on former Prime Minister Raila Odinga at his rural home in what they termed as “enhancing friendship between the Kikuyu and Luo communities.”
Kung’u, who is the patron of Kikuyu Council of Elders, said the group did not have the blessings of the community.
He added that the purported elders were “con men” and political brokers.
“The politicians and the said elders you saw are con men. President Kenyatta sent no one to Bondo. And why do you think there is a vacuum in leadership in our region? The President is still our kingpin and he will guide us on our next political journey,” he said.
The Secretary-General of the Kikuyu Council of Elders, Stephen Ndung’u, also noted that the delegation that went to Bondo has no grassroots support.
However, their statement indicated that there could be sharp divisions within the council, considering that the chairman, Wachira Wa Kiago, was in the Bondo delegation.
Others in the entourage included Nominated MP Maina Kamanda and former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth.
Questions arose when the elders, who said they were open toa Raila presidency, were seen lining up for food and drinks, something that is not common with such respected individuals among the Agikuyu.
A delegation of elders and eminent people from the Luo community is expected to visit Nyeri County in the next few weeks to cement friendship between the two regions.