Politicians in Mt. Kenya region have been advised to stop political wrangles and embrace tolerance for the sake of peace in the area.
Kikuyu elders on Monday urged the wrangling factions to seek wisdom from them, adding that they would solve their differences in a civil manner if called upon to foster peace.
Speaking during a presser convened to thank President Uhuru Kenyatta for donating a place for them to worship, Gikurumi wa Nyambura, stated that leaders should desist from chest thumping and accommodate the different views of others pointing out that no one had a monopoly of political knowledge.
“We as Kikuyu elders and high priests pass our gratitude to President Uhuru Kenyatta and his government for giving us a place where we can build a shrine that we have already built. We will expand it,” Wa Nyambura said.
The elders noted their association was not political but would not hesitate to give political wisdom to those who seek their advise.
Wanyambura and his team reminded leaders that the offices they occupy were through God’s favour and should respect each other and the people of Kenya.
In the recent past, two political groups, the Kieleweke and Tanga Tanga have clashed during public functions.
Kiharu MP and nominated MP Maina Kamanda who are allied to Tanga Tanga and Kieleweke political wings respectively, had disagreed during a church function in Murang’a County.
Governor Anne Waiguru had been thrown into the spotlight after being booed and shouted down while on an official duty in Kirinyaga County.
The Kieleweke group is opposed to Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid while the Tanga Tanga association supports his move