• The council’s patron Ndura Koimburi said the community will not blindly follow Gachagua, whom he said lacks credibility
• The community, he said, has only one political kingpin in the name of President Uhuru Kenyatta, whom he said had already given direction
Kikuyu elders living in Trans Nzoia county have differed with UDA presidential running mate Gigathi Gachagua for asking the community to back Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa for governor.
Council’s patron Ndura Koimburi said the community will not blindly follow Gachagua, whom he said lacks credibility.
The community, he said, has only one political kingpin in the name of President Uhuru Kenyatta, whom he said had already given direction.
"It is crystal clear that Gachagua’s credibility in endorsing Wamalwa as governor and Deputy President William Ruto for president has had a technical knockout. We cannot take orders from you since you are not our spokesman," Koimburi said.
Koimburi defended Uhuru’s decision to support former Rift Valley regional commissioner George Natembeya for Trans Nzoia governor and Raila Odinga for presidency, saying it was his right.
"The community has chosen to solidly rally behind Natembeya and Raila. We will not go against President Kenyatta at all. So Gachagua should give us a break," he said.
Koimburi urged community members to turn out in large numbers and vote for Natembeya and Raila.
Gachagua had met members of the Kikuyu community at Kitale Club where he asked them to support Wamalwa.
He also drummed up support for Ruto. National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi attended the meeting.
Edited by A.N