The Orange Democratic Movement Party had a successful two days tour in the Mt Kenya region town of Nyeri where several residents turned out to show their support. However, ODM's opponents started spreading rumors that several people from Nyanza were ferried to Nyeri in order to convince Kenyans that the ODM meeting was massive.
ODM Top Official Addresses the Allegations that the Party Used School Buses to Ferry Crowds to Nyeri
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Director of Communications Philip Etale has gone public to address the allegations that the party used school buses to ferry crowds to Nyeri county to attend the Azimio la Umoja convention. Etale says he was in Nyeri county for the two days the former prime minister Raila Odinga was in the area and the party did not ferry crowds from Nyanza region as the political opponents claim.
Mutahi Kahiga the governor of Nyeri is the recent Mount Kenya governor to support ODM leader Raila Odinga's 2022 goal , after months of keeping his followers unknowing on who he would be uniting with next year. The governor who has stayed away from two likely winners(Raila and Ruto) will be hosting the former prime minister on the important event.
All roads this weekend are leading to Nyeri County where the Azimio la Umoja MT Kenya Edition is planned to take place on Saturday. The forum will be led by ODM Party leader Raila Odinga in conjunction with several leaders from the region. In addition to the Azimio la Umoja event, Raila is set to meet with Kikuyu Council of Elders and Luo Council of Elders at Kibiruini ASK grounds and later have dinner at the Nyeri Golf Club.
West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo, Pokot South MP David Pkosing, and former Tiaty MP Asman Kamama launched the Kenya Union Party (KUP) and declared their support for Raila at the Azimio la Umoja event at Kishaunet Show Ground in Kapenguria a few days ago. Senate Majority Leader Samuel Poghisio was also present.
Lately something unusual has been happening in Kikuyu nation as pertaining restoration of the sinking cultural values. Kikuyu women of council of elders in a past event. Various councils of elders are coming up with strategies to ensure the relished traditions are passed on from one generation to the other.
Meru council of elders have finally said their word concerning the incident where the Deputy president William Samoei Ruto spoke ill of the county's leaders. The council issued a report demanding the Deputy president to apologise for the words uttered against Meru county governor Kiraitu Murungi and the cabinet secretary for agriculture Peter Munya.
A section of Mulembe elders from five counties in the Western Region have pledged to support and rally behind the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in his 2022 presidential bid. Speaking after holding a consultative meeting on Sunday, the elders drawn from Kakamega, Trans Nzoia, Bungoma, Busia and Vihiga said that Raila is the only presidential candidate who will unite Kenyans in 2022 and ensure there is peace and tranquility across the county.
Councils of elders plays a key role in community building. Their wise counsel is needed in challenging moments. Most of the councils of elders have been criticized for directly engaging in politics or taking biased political stands. Today a section of Kikuyu council of elders hosted senior ODM leaders at Ndaragwa constituency in Nyandarua county.
Raila Odinga in a past event in Nyeri( photo courtesy: Facebook) Council of elders plays a major role in guiding communities especially in time of difficulties. They offer counsel to elected leaders and senior community professionals. Kikuyu and Luo council of elders majorly dictates who will lead the community as spokesperson.
Kiama kia ma elders of Lamu county. Kikuyu elders are coming together in form of council of elders and this move has been commended but, on the hand, criticised. Churches have been in the frontline attacking the council of elders with claims they are rekindling the crude practices passed by time.
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has been making deliberate tours in Mt. Kenya region, in attempt to out stage the political ground gained by Deputy President Dr. William Ruto. This as he kicks off his two days tour in Nyeri County. Today he is meeting council of elders at kafiruini ground, later meeting with the youth from the country.
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Elders' councils serve an important role in advising communities, especially during tough times. They provide advice to elected officials and senior community leaders. Who will lead the community as spokesman is largely determined by the Kikuyu and Luo council of elders. Raila Odinga, Kenya' s former prime minister, will speak at a combined meeting of the Kikuyu and Luo councils of elders today.
Every political contender in the country is currently focused on securing the position they desire in next year's general election, which is rapidly approaching. Politicians and their supporters are renowned for leaving no stone unturned when it comes to obtaining public favor. Politicians are well-known for going to any lengths to win power.
As Kenya enters into the electioneering period, the intense political drama is slowly unfolding as politicians seek to outdo each other and woo voters to their side. Together with their allies, politicians are known to leave no stone unturned when looking for favor from the electorates. It is no secret that politicians can do anything for them to ascend to power, be it killing, torturing, or even seeking spiritual cleansing. In recent days we have seen several politicians moving from one shrine to another seeking
Luo Council of elders and Kikuyu Council of elders are set to meet before Raila's Azimio La Umoja in Nyeri which will be done on November in Nyeri, Star Newspaper has learnt. On Monday, Kikuyu Council of Elders' chairman Wachira Kiago confirmed the two councils of elders will hold a mega event at Kabiruini grounds in Nyeri ahead of Raila’s Azimio La Umoja with 400 elders from Raila’s Luo community will arrive in Nyeri on November 25 before the November 26 grand Meeting.
Governor Kahiga to Raila: Don't Tell us About History, Tell Us What Stake we Have in Your Government
Nyeri county has today hosted a series of Azimio la Umoja events. Nyeri Governor has made his come back into the camp after months of Silence. Nyeri governor Kahiga while addressing the resident's, has warned the former prime minister Raila Odinga from concentrating on historical events.
Over 400 Luo Elders Expected to Conduct Traditional Rituals in Nyeri Ahead of Raila's Three Day Tour
A file photo of Raila Odinga with some traditional elders. It has emerged that plans to have Raila Odinga received like a king in Nyeri are underway with different leaders planning his reception. Ahead of his arrival, over 400 Luo Council of Elders will have arrived and held several traditional ceremonies with their Kikuyu counterparts aimed at cleansing the perceived bad blood between the two communities.
In the quest to unite the Garre Community, the Garre Council of Elders and professionals from the community had first formed a Nairobi based caucus that was tasked to vet and endorse one of the contenders among the three from the community who had declared interest in the gubernatorial position.
Kikuyu Council of elders is a very useful unit especially in the kikuyu culture.Sometimes they give directions on various issues affecting the kikuyu community. The kikuyu coucil of elders in Uasin Gishu County have appointed George Kamau Kinyanjui as their new spokesperson. Kinyanjui who is 75 yeqrs old takes over from Mzee Kamunu wa Kabari who died.The instalment of Kamau as the spokesperson was done by Mzee Mathenge Wa Iregi and other elders above 80 years in Eldoret.