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National: The Number Of Kikuyu Elders Who Have Endorsed DP Ruto's 2022 Bid Now Revealed

The number of Kikuyu elders who have declared support for deputy president Dr William Ruto's 2022 presidential bid have now been revealed.

According to president Uhuru Kenyatta's cousin Captain Kung'u Muigai, who spoke while appearing on TV 47 Kenya Live show on Tuesday morning, 1200 elders drawn from Kikuyu council of elders have resolved to rally behind Dr Ruto's presidential ambitions. Link: https://www.facebook.com/960549524105124/posts/pfbid0CVvMMyfPJeE8vJtzpFQtp88HVAcT5BikKS1AnACd54i7Rrkinqg74AbqwZ4HWemfl/?app=fbl

In his observation, the elders decided to stick to Uhuru's 2017 promise to his principal assistant which alluded that he would hand over the leadership button to the latter when his term comes to an end in 2022 August. The president's slogan is popularly referred to as "kumi yangu, kumi yake" meaning, he pledged to serve for ten years and support his deputy for the next ten years term.

Nontheless, more than 100 other elders have dismissed the political move and decision of their counterpart.

"My delegation to the deputy president comprised of 1,200 elders. The other group called a meeting on the same day and it was attended by 105 elders. That group follows the old officials of this Kiama Kiama," said Muigai.

However, Uhuru has since made a u-turn on his earlier statement where he had resolved to rally behind his deputy's 2022 presidential bid after they fell out in 2018. The fallout was occasioned by the handshake between Uhuru and former prime minister Raila Odinga.

Since then, the bad blood between Uhuru and DP Ruto has been perpetually portrayed by verbal wars between the two. Uhuru has penalized DP Ruto by axing his allies from Executive and Legislature leadership positions.

The elders made the resolution as less than two months to the next general election remain.

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