Kikuyu Council of Elders has set out to punish Deputy President William Ruto’s friend and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria over his comments on the controversial 1969 oath.
Tending to journalists yesterday, the elders drawn form Gatundu South, promised to take a serious disciplinary move against Kuria for lying about the mysterious oath.
They distanced themselves from Kuria’s allegations of an affirmed ‘binding oath’ taken in 1969, saying Kuria’s comments are backward and deceiving.
“If unchecked, Kuria’s unbridled tongue and frequent use of vulgar and hateful language might disunite the country. We are summoning him to appear before the council before we take disciplinary action against him,” said Kimani Gichuru, council chairman for Kiamworia Location.
They termed Kuria as an embarrassment to the community, lamenting that his conduct further impurities the picture of the council for which Kuria is a part.
They challenged the National Cohesion and Integration Commission to make a legal move against Kuria, saying such comments if not checked can cause animosity in the country.
Opinions by the seniors come after he,kuria affirmed that the vote-rich Mt Kenya region took a post-colonial oath not to support leaders outside the region, remarks that were presumably targeting the Luo community, and warned President Uhuru Kenyatta that he risked being cursed for supporting ODM Leader Raila Odinga.
“In 1969 when you were under siege, you rallied 300,000 Kikuyus to take an oath-at a fee-binding them never to elect an uncircumcised person.”
“50 years later without calling for another oath to undo the first one, you unilaterally make an about-turn and expect the whole community to follow you,” Kuria said.