In case you missed it, on Saturday, 10th October 2020 ODM leader Raila Odinga met a delegation of over 500 Kikuyu council of Elders at his home at Kang’o Karajamogi in Bondo to curse the bad spirits as the race for 2022 General election top seat heats up.
Following the visit, Kenyans speculated that Odinga had been endorsed by the elders to succeed President Uhuru in the upcoming presidential elections. However, that’s not the case. Today, Deputy President William Ruto who is considered as Odinga’s closest rival in the race for the top seat met a delegation of National Council of Elders led by Kungu Mungai, Chairman Phares Rutere and the Nationhood sector Principal administrative Secretary Michael Ndungu.He
According to the second in command, it is upon elders to preach unity and end ethnicity in the country. He asked the group of elders to mentor the youth to be responsible leaders and champion for the establishment of national rather than tribal political parties. Netizens took great pleasure in seeing the elders, mostly Kungu Mungai, who is President Uhuru’s Kenyatta’s first cousin and younger brother to Hon. Beth Mugo.
Elders must take the lead to preach unity and end ethnicity in our country. They must mentor the youth to be responsible leaders, moderate our politics to be less confrontational but more issue-based & encourage the establishment of national rather than tribal political parties. pic.twitter.com/HTDefPYnHm
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) October 27, 2020
Mungai hit the headlines recently when he denounced the group of leaders from Mount Kenya who visited Raila Odinga at his Bondo home. As Twitterverse is prone to do, it jumped to make comparisons between the two groups. Netizens dragged the ODM leader and warned him that he met the “fake” group of elders.
Check out the slander and some of the reactions in the tweets embedded below;
This is how elders look like .
elders don't shave 'box' and they don't carry iPhones and they don't take selfies 🤣😂🤣😂
The ones who went to bondo were elders bonoko! pic.twitter.com/XPnlit68U5
— Silvia Wangeci ➐ (@Silvia_Wangeci) October 27, 2020
Elder Capt. Kungu Muigai is the real deal…Achana na wale "elders" wa Soda na mkate pale Bondo… https://t.co/aORl6BwHvU
— John Makatiani (@JMakatiani) October 27, 2020
@RailaOdinga I thought the elders visited you earlier at Bondo? Now that the deep state has realized that the #HusterNation is a force to reckon with, they send the cousin to have a deal prior to 2022! @WilliamsRuto please don't betray those who believe so much in you! https://t.co/s9jSNRNvmK
— Anderson Njoroge Maina (@AndersonNjoroge) October 27, 2020
Kuna wajamaa wanafikiria mtu wao atakuwa Rais with the #BBILaunch powers, wameanza kusema BBI as is is beyond review. 😅 Tuwaambie ama tunyamaze wapigwe na shock 2022 since they have refused to learn all these years 😂😂
— sidong (@zchemjor) October 27, 2020
Real elders now leave alone wenye walienda Bondo baadhi yao walikuwa wamenyoa box an indicator that they were fake
— Henry Karim Chongwo (@HenryChongwo) October 27, 2020