Rift Valley council of elders have called on President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto to cool down the rising temperatures of 2022 succession politics.
Addressing media in Nakuru over the weekend,the elders are a worried lot over what they termed is much talk on the 2022 succession politics and less development.
The elders are now calling on the top government leadership to help shelve the 2022 politics and focus o Jubilee transformation agenda that they promised Kenyans during campaigns.
Led by their Patron Gilbert Kabage,the elders say the developing tension in government since last year’s March 9 Handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga should not be witnessed.
They are worried that the exchange of words between Deputy President and former Prime Minister is not healthy for this nation and that it might develop to the political upheaval witnessed in 2007/2008.
According to the elders, despite the President urging leaders to keep off the 2022 politics, already there is a section of politicians grouping to discuss the 2022 presidential election.
They called on President Uhuru and his deputy William Ruto to ensure the country remains stable.
“Even as we talk now the country is divided between ‘team tangatanga’ and team kieleweke’.The President and his Deputy should now step in and put an halt to this”said Kabage.
The elders, while calling for peace, appealed to the ‘pro-Ruto and anti-Ruto campaigners to think of the country first before engaging in politics.
Former Njoro MP Joseph Kiuna called on President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy to remember the Afraha meeting in Nakuru where they promised to work together in uniting the country.
Rift Valley council of elders led by Patron Gilbert Kabage at a past media address in Nakuru Town. [Source/Suleiman Mbatiah]