Maumau Council of Elders from GEMA community have rebuked the frenzied political environment in the country and urged for easiness among the players.
Under their group Kenya Unity for Memorial, the elders said that political cataclysms experienced in the country since the nullification of president Uhuru’s victory by Supreme Court judges compelled the country to the docks deteriorating its economy.
Led by their chairman George Gitau Waboro, the elders proposed a permanent solution to the Kenyan electoral system.
They wished for election of MCA’s, MP’s, women representatives, senators and governors by Kenyans leaving the presidential election to parliamentarians.
“To avoid the weakening of our economy, loss of lives and property every other time we have elections, we propose election of presidential candidates by our parliamentarians. The party with majority in parliament should have the president to avoid these calamities we ever experience whenever we are electing a president,” said Gitau.
Speaking during a meeting in Kamwangi village, Gatundu North Sub County over the weekend, the over 500 elders who were drown from Murang’a, Kiambu, Meru, Embu, Nyeri, Nakuru and Nyandarua counties reprimanded NASA leaders for plotting to polarize the country through ‘chaotic protests.’
Through Reuben Gichungu Kung’u, the group’s secretary; the elders said that opposition leader Raila Odinga was only pushing for his political securities forgetting the state of the country.
“The demonstrations have been chaotic and therefore have no constitutional defense. We have lost lives, property looted and the economy weakened. Our only solution for now is an election which the constitution demands for. As elders, we will mobilize Kenyans from our areas to come out and vote on October 26. The country has been enslaved by two political rivals and our only way to lighten the way forward is through the ballot,” said Kung’u.
97-year-old Beth Njeri, a member said that as freedom fighters, they were ready to protect what they fought for so hard through the ballot.
“We will not allow destruction of what we fought for, it took us years to gain freedom and democracy. We will wake up at dawn on Thursday to make our votes count,” she said.