Kikuyu elders to hit the ground in Mt Kenya defending Uhuru, purging Ruto

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The Kikuyu Council of Elders has come out to defend President Uhuru Kenyata from recent reports by a section of the press that he (Uhuru) told them at a meeting in State House last weekend that his deputy had physically planned to harm him or even overthrow his government.

Mr Kinyua wa Mwangi, the Kiama Kia Ma elders patron who was the Master of Ceremony at the meeting said the President spoke for one hour and16 minutes and never at any moment did he directly or indirectly accuse his Deputy President of being party to a scheme to physically harm him or sponsor an impeachment process against him.

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”The reports to insinuate such are shocking, especially for me, who was the MC from the start to the end of the meeting,” he said.

Speaking at the National Elders headquarters in Ruaka, Mr. Kinyua also disclosed they will not be intimidated into submission by leaders who have been hurling insults at the aged and that they will start hitting the ground in Mt Kenya rallying residents behind Azimio and countering William Ruto.

”We want to make it very clear that we will not buy that fear being traded our way…We refuse and we will counter it by … hitting the ground to campaign for the Jubilee and Azimio La Umoja presidential candidate, Mr Odinga. We want to confront their lies, insults and deceptions where they are categorising all of us as mama mboga,” he added.

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