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Kirinyaga elders threaten to curse Raila over Waiguru attacks

Elders from Kirinyaga County have threatened to curse opposition leader Raila Odinga over his constant attacks on former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru.

Led by Mzee Benson Njege, 90, the elders defended Ms Waiguru against allegations of corruption and told Mr Odinga to stop tarnishing her name.

“Mr Odinga had been maligning the name of our daughter and we shall curse him if he continues doing so,” said Mzee Njege.

“Ms Waiguru has been cleared of any wrongdoing by various government agencies, but Mr Odinga has been pushing for her prosecution. If he continues doing that he shall face our wrath,” said another elder Mr Kano Ndumbi.


The elders said there was no evidence linking Ms Waiguru to theft of Sh791 million belonging to the National Youth Service (NYS) and vowed to continue defending her.

They challenged Mr Odinga to record statements with police or the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) if he has any evidence implicating Ms Waiguru.

The elders described Ms Waiguru as a hard working person who established Huduma Centres in almost all the counties when she was a CS and promised to support her gubernatorial bid.

“Ms Waiguru is brilliant and a workaholic. And since she has declared interest to vie for the gubernatorial seat in the region we shall back her,” said Mr Ndumbi.

However, the elders said all aspirants in the county have their blessings to vie for the top seat.

“Anybody else can contest but we as elders shall rally behind Ms Waiguru,” said Ms Joyce Wangechi.