Kikuyu elders have distanced the Gikuyu Community from an alleged 1960 oath that Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria alleged was administered to the people and called for disciplinary action against the controversial legislator
Speaking in Gatundu, the elders warned Kuria against his continuous use of vulgar and obscene language and unprintable words dismissing his allegation of the oath as “wild and unfounded rubbish.”
The Council of Elders from Gatundu South condemned the ‘unprintable’ utterances made by Kuria saying if not stopped, his “vulgar” language might disunite the country.
The elders, who spoke in Gatundu town on Thursday, took a swipe at the often controversial and outspoken MP saying he has lost decorum regretting that his behaviour is an embarrassment to the community and by extension taints the image of the council of which he is a member.
The elders led by Kiarie Kamunguna and Njuru Ngugi who is the patron, said Kuria as an elite member of the society exhibited inexperience by going on stage to promote hate and tribalism instead of uttering statements of unity.
The visibly annoyed elders said they will stop at nothing and promised to summon him to face the wrath of the council’s disciplinary committee for what they said is flouting of the Kikuyu community’s values and traditions.
They added that Kuria’s speech during a recent campaign tour in Gatundu South constituency was not only distasteful but also primitive and sought to portray the community negatively in the eyes of other Kenyans.
They castigated his alleged invocation of the 1960’s alleged oath and dismissed it as rubbish and a statement that the Chama Cha Kazi leader used to promote negative ethnicity.
They maintained that the oath, if it was indeed taken, has no modern-day impact and can only affect the children of grandparents who successfully took it and not the entire community as Kuria suggested.
“It is a pity that Moses Kuria who is a member of the council and a friend opted to go against our norms and values. We have a disciplinary committee that will be summoning him and the committee will decide the kind of punishment they will accord him,” Peter Kabi, another elder stated.
The angry elders said that Kuria should be denied any elective position in the country saying he had not only shown his inability to unite the nation but also presented himself as an immature leader who cannot be trusted with the leadership of the community.
“From the foregoing Kuria does not deserve an elective position. He has proved to be inexperienced in his speeches and from our end we call upon voters to ignore him,” Kiarie said.
They apologized to President Uhuru Kenyatta, on behalf of the community for the statements made by Kuria but vowed to take actions against him to prevent him from making further statements.
The elders urged the relevant government agencies such as National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to wake up from slumber and expedite prosecution of all leaders found making derogatory remarks that could plunge the country into disorder.