May 28, 2022
  • A section of Elders from the Agikuyu community who attended a meeting hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi have denied impeachment talk during the session.

    Speaking in Kiambu County the Kiama Kiama elders, led by their patron claimed that Uhuru did not make any remarks touching on Deputy President William Ruto trying to overthrow him.

    The chair of the group dismissed reports that President Kenyatta had narrated to them how his deputy hatched a plan to kick him out of office.

    A collage of Agikuyu Council of Elders attending a meeting at State House Nairobi on March 2, 2022.

    “We are taken aback to hear the reports doing rounds from people who were not even present in the meeting that the president made certain remarks touching on an alleged impeachment plan.

    “I was the master of ceremony in that function from the beginning to the end and  I want to declare today that no such thing was mentioned during the meeting, let alone by the president,” the Kiama Kiama patron stated.

    He further poured cold water on claims that the Head of State had invited them to State House. Instead, he revealed that the leaders had sought audience with President Kenyatta, their chair who granted them their request.

    “It was I, in my capacity as patron, who asked for a sitting with Uhuru who is our chairman, and not vice versa as insinuated,” the elder clarified.

    The leaders issued a warning to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) presidential candidate asking him to desist from insulting the outgoing president. 

    Also present during the press address was the Jubilee Party Secretary-General, Jeremiah Kioni who reiterated the remarks, adding that Ruto and his associates should refrain from demeaning the President and his family.

    “The issue of Ruto and his team in UDA  insulting Uhuru and our mother should come to an end. And if Kenyans do not see the repercussions of the insults, then we are headed in the wrong direction,” Kioni stated.

    Following reports on the alleged ouster claims, the DP has directly hit out at the president. He vehemently denied orchestrating the president’s ouster and instead blamed former Premier, Raila Odinga.

    On his part, Uhuru’s handshake partner distanced himself from the claims. He stated that he had no knowledge of the plan and declined to comment on the same.


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