The Deputy President is keen on mending fences between him and President Uhuru, with the latest move being engaging elders to reconcile the two former allies. On Tuesday, Ruto met Captain Kungu Muigai, who is President Uhuru’s uncle and also the Patron of the National Council of Elders . Also in attendance was the GEMA Njurincheke Secretary General Phares Rutere.
”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 and encourage the establishment of national rather than tribal political parties. That way, we stand to have a meaningful development that will make Kenya more peaceful,” the DP wrote.
Two weeks ago, Captain Kungu Muigai dismissed Kikuyu Council of Elders’ visit to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga’s Bondo home, where the Luo and Kikuyu Communities berried the hatchet and vowed to work together going forward. Muigai, who is also a member of the Kiama Kia Ma said the Kikuyu Community will take its political direction from President Uhuru Kenyatta who is still the region’s Kingpin.
”Hio wanansiasa wannaandamana na wazee wengine kusema huyu ndio atasimama, hao wote ni matapeli. Hawajatumwa na mtu. Rais hajatuma mtu,” Rtd Captain Mungai said at a meeting with other members of the Kikuyu Council of Elders.