Kenyatta family maintain silence after attack on Northlands farm
The family of former president Uhuru Kenyatta has maintained silence a day after their properties were invaded by goons on March 27, 2023.
In the incident at Kenyatta’s Northlands farm in Kiambu county, property estimated to be worth millions of shillings was destroyed when goons broke the fence to the expansive property, stole goats and trees, and burnt part of the farm.
Incidentally, the goons invaded the farm on the day Azimio leader Raila Odinga was leading countrywide demonstrations aimed at putting pressure on President William Ruto’s government to address the high cost of living and electoral reforms.
Key allies of President Ruto have accused former president Uhuru Kenyatta of bankrolling Azimio demonstrations.
Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa even publicly warned the Kenyatta’s farm could be attacked by goons if the ex-Head of State did not stop bankrolling Mr Odinga’s demonstrations.
Police, who incidentally stayed away from the farm for the better part of the day, finally visited it the following morning presumably on an investigative trip.
The Kenyatta family is yet to officially comment on the incident.
Besides the ex-Head of State who ruled Kenya between 2013 and 2022 before handing over power to President William Ruto when his term of office lapsed, Uhuru’s mother Mama Ngina Kenyatta and sibling Muhoho are the other prominent members of the family.
Mama Ngina, who was one of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s wives, has previously served as the country’s First lady.
Mzee Jomo Kenyatta ruled Kenya since independence in 1963 until 1978 when he passed on.
Meanwhile, the raid on the Kenyatta’s Northlands farm has been subject to debate on social media with a section of Kenyans criticizing it.
Azimio leader Raila Odinga, without showing proof, accused unnamed people in President William Ruto’s government of being behind the attack.
Politicians aligned to the ruling Kenya Kwanza coalition have suggested the goons might have been sent by the opposition-aligned Azimio politicians.
With vast interests in farming, banking, real estate and the diary sectors, the Kenyatta family is considered among the richest in Kenya.