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Just few days after adeligation from Kikuyu Community visited former premier Raila odinga at his home in bondo siaya county, legitimacy wrangles have emerged between two factions of Kikuyu Council of Elders, fighting for recognition as the official Kikuyu council of elders
One camp is led by Wachira Kiago while the other group is led by Samuel Kimani Maigua. Both claim to be bonafide Kikuyu council of elders’ national chairman.
Wachira on Saturday led a group of elders who have been operating at Homeland lounge along Thika road opposite Garden City Mall to ODM leader Raila Odinga’s home in Bondo sideling the elders from Maigua’s group attended.
According to Maigua who claim to the bona-fide elders and were duly registered in February 2010 by the Registrar of Societies said that raila was duped by imposters
Adding that the group that went to Bondo over the weekend is registered as a community-based organisation in Embakasi and it should not carry its mandate beyond the registered area.
“This group was registered by the late Njenga Karume who was the first chairman in 2010. Our sole mandate is to unite the community. We are contemplating all means including going to court to sue Wachira Kiago of misusing our name,” Maigua said.
According to Mount Kenya Foundation Lawyer Kevin Kariuki who doubles as the council CEO for Maigua, Wachira should issue an apology for misleading the community.
But Wachira denied the claims of misleading the community and maintained that his group was the true one adding that they have the certificate
“We are the true owners of the title. We are registered as a trust and nothing will stop us from executing our mandate,” he said.
He denied the claims on social media that they were paid to visit Raila’s homestead.
“There are several claims on social media that we were paid to endorse Raila but it’s false. We were trying to unite Kikuyu and Luo communities for the sake of peace. Those claiming that we were paid should produce evidence,” Wachira said.
Mount Kenya politician and the New Democrats Party national chairman Thuo Mathenge has warned leaders of engaging in petty politics.