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[PHOTOS] Elders gather at shrine for Muturi coronation

Governors of Meru, Tharaka Nithi and Embu met with Muturi ahead of his coronation as Mt. Kenya Spokesperson.

In Summary

•Governor Mwangi wa Iria had vowed not to allow the ceremony to be conducted in the shrine, saying it would desecrate the site.

•However, Muturi received endorsement from a section of Governors from Mt Kenya to be the region spokesperson.

The scene outside Mukurwe wa Nyagathanga shrine in Murang'a on May 22, 2021.
The scene outside Mukurwe wa Nyagathanga shrine in Murang'a on May 22, 2021.
Image: ALICE WAITHERA

Hundreds of elders on Saturday gathered at the Mukurwe wa Nyagathanga shrine in Murang'a ahead of National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi's coronation.

Governor Mwangi wa Iria had vowed not to allow the ceremony to be conducted in the shrine, saying it would desecrate the site.

However, Muturi received endorsement from a section of Governors from Mt Kenya to be the region spokesperson.

The Governors of Meru, Tharaka Nithi and Embu on Friday met with Muturi ahead of his coronation as the Spokesperson of Mt. Kenya region.

The three Governors, Muthomi Njuki (Tharaka Nithi), Martin Wambora (Embu) and Kiraitu Murungi (Meru) observed that the Speaker was a respectable gentleman with a close working relationship with President Kenyatta.

“What we need is a steady hand, one that’s already tried and tested, to help President Kenyatta deliver to our people,” they said.

The leaders further noted that the country was approaching transition, adding that as a region, Mt.Kenya was at crossroads where the larger Mt. Kenya community needed to find a voice to articulate its issues.

They stated that Mt. Kenya region needed to be at the political high table where the destiny of the nation will be negotiated it’s important to have a trusted pair of hands and a manwho believes in fairness.

The three Governors expressed their unwavering support to the Speaker and looked forward to working with him in the weeks and months ahead to bring the issues of the region to the fore.