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Speaker Muturi Alerted, Told Why Uhuru's Cousin Had so Much Interest in His Coronation

A section of elders from the Kikuyu community have come out to question Saturday's coronation of National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi as the new Mt Kenya spokesman.

The event was held at the Mukurwe Wa Nyagathanga shrine in Murang'a County, despite opposition from a section of leaders from the Kikuyu community, among them area governor Mwangi Wa Iria.

Elders from the Kikuyu Council of Elders, Atonyi, Athamaki and Kiama Kia Ma have dismissed the event, saying that Muturi was fooled and coronated by people lacking such authority.

They say that the leader was misled, as they are the only ones with the authority to carry out such functions, adding that what happened on Saturday was shocking.

“The events over the weekend caught me by surprise as we are the only leaders, who are mandated to make key decisions, permit and conduct all cultural rites and ceremonies as we also give directions on matters of culture, political leadership and unity, KCE Secretary General Peter Munga is quoted by The People Daily.

They also maintain that President Uhuru Kenyatta remains the region's political kingpin and spokesman, meaning that Muturi's coronation doesn't have any relevance.

"Hon Muturi has a constitutional and democratic right to aspire for any office of his choice but he was misled by renegade elders to blatantly disrespect and desecrate the most revered Agikuyu shrine," he says.

They as well argue that the coronation amounted to trespass, stating that the shrine is reserved for more important functions like praying for blessings and other very serious and special rites.

Among the people they accuse of misleading Muturi is Captain Kung'u Muigai, Uhuru's cousin, one of the most vocal figures who attended and participated in the controversial function.

KCE Chair Wachira Kiago says that Kung'u has since been banished from the council, meaning that he cannot participate in any cultural event, adding that he was only there in pursuit of his selfish political goals.

Kung'u, however, has said that the elders should not try to correct him as he is an elder like them, adding that they can coronate their own man if they wish.

They now say that the shrine must be sanitized, failure to which the action might result in misfortunes and other negative consequences.

Content created and supplied by: Curtis-Otieno (via Opera News )

Kiama Kia Ma Kikuyu Mukurwe Wa Nyagathanga Muturi Uhuru

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