Bondo town was thrown into jubilation as Orange Democratic Movement ODM Party boss Raila Odinga hosted a huge delegation of Kikuyu elders led by former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth.
The Standard Digital reported that the aim of the Saturday October 10 visit was to foster a political pact between the two communities which have been political rivals for decades.
“The mountain has finally met the lake… Raila Odinga has been endorsed by over 500 Kikuyu elders as Uhuru Kenyatta’s successor,” a Bondo local made the remark on social media.
Another Kenyan by the name Alinur Muhamed noted that the ‘Mountain’ had spoken loudly about their desire to back Mr. Raila Odinga as opposed to Deputy President William Ruto in the next general elections.
“Mount Kenya leaders believe Raila is the best bet for 2022. The presence of hundreds of delegates from the Kikuyu Council of Elders at Rt. Hon.(Eng) Raila Amollo Odinga late father’s Kango Ka Jaramogi home in Bondo, is a confirmation that Mt Kenya is ready for a Raila Presidency,” Alnur said
The meeting followed a series of other strategy meetings held in Nairobi and some in Kisumu County which comprised a select individuals from both divides.
It was further reported that the brain child of the meetings included Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe and Nominated MP Maina Kamanda both who have had a rough and bitter spot for Deputy President William Ruto.
The two want their elders led by Mzee Kiogo to throw their huge support behind Odinga’s 2022 presidential ambition in a race that might make work much difficult for William Ruto who is also pushing himself towards power after he was unfortunately abandoned by his boss Uhuru Kenyatta who had had promised him a free pass.
Raila, interestingly, skipped the Statehouse Prayer Day meeting held today and chose to host the more than 500 Kikuyu delegation what therefore underscored its importance.