Friday January 11, 2019-The Kikuyu council of
elders have broken their silence over the ongoing debate regarding the 2022
a statement, the elders called on politicians to immediately desist from 2022
succession politics, saying the trend was impeding development.
elders under, Kikuyu Cultural Elders Association, said heightening political
temperatures surrounding succession of President Uhuru Kenyatta by his Deputy
William Ruto were a threat to the calm Kenya has enjoyed for the past one year.
elders further said it was unusually early for DP Ruto and his politicians to
commence campaigns for an election which was more than three years away.
by the association’s Chairman, Ndung’u Gaiduma, they said as elders, they were
perturbed and worried by the bubbling political temperatures experienced in the
2019, terming the situation a disruption of social and economic progress.
early to engage in politics of 2022.”
of recent political utterances don’t auger well with our country’s prospective.”
manifesto points and the Big Four Agenda are yet to be implemented and that is
where our focus should be,” said Ndung’u.