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Kikuyu Elders Finally Concede Defeat As DP Ruto Outshines Raila Odinga in Mt Kenya Region on the recent election outcome in the populous Mt Kenya region, the Kikuyu council of elders have given their concession statement after it appears their endorsement of Azimio La Umoja One Kenya presidential candidate Rt Hon Raila Amolo Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua had a little impact.

Led by their leader Wachira Kiago, its chairman, the group acknowledges to have missed on reading the general mood of the voters and to have also miscalculated their influence in the region subsequently being beaten by DP Ruto's UDA wave in the vote-rich Mt Kenya region.Raila crowned Kikuyu elder, Ida conferred traditional woman status »  Capital News

However, Mr Kiago and his fellow elders have no regrets for their political move as they told Mt Kenya residents to prepare for a possible rough time ahead opining that the region had made a terribly political mistake they will soon pay for.

''Our people will soon see the grave mistake they made to sell their souls to Dr Ruto and trusting their fate in his hands without even having a political party of their own,'' Mr Kiago told Nation.We can't boycott the election, Raila declares in tour of Karua's Kirinyaga

Prior to the 9th August presidential election, the Kikuyu council of elders had split into two groups with each of them supporting a different presidential candidate.

Mr Kiago's team supported president Uhuru Kenyatta and his prefered candidate Raila Odinga while the other group led by Uhuru Kenyatta's cousin Captain Kung'u Muigai drummed up support for Dp Ruto's presidential bid.

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