Elders from Njuri Ncheke Nakuru chapter have distanced themselves from the meeting that was held on Saturday at retired President Moi Press person Lee Njiru’s home in Ngata.
The Saturday meeting is saw the son to retired President Daniel Moi meet the delegation led by Njuri Ncheke chair Albert Mugambi in Ngata, Nakuru County, where the team pledged full support come 2022.
However addressing media in Nakuru on Monday, Njuri Ncheke Nakuru chapter led by Chairman John Muuyuri termed the group that had visited Baringo Senator Gideon Moi on Saturday as masqueraders who were posing as Njuri Ncheke in attempt to hoodwink and extort money from unsuspecting Rift valley political leaders.
“We as the leadership of Njuri Ncheke Nakuru Chapter would wish to state categorically that the puoprted leaders are masqueraders who were posing as Njuri Ncheke in attempt to hoodwink and extort money from unsuspecting Rift valley political leaders”said John Muuyuri.
According to the Njuri Ncheke Nakuru chapter,when a section of leaders want to visit other communities outside Meru Region they are supposed to get express permission from Njuri Ncheke Summit which was not the case during the purported tour.
They added that during the planning of the tour,Njuri Ncheke summit did not sanction,was not involved and that the Nakuru chapter was also left out with only masqueraders being involved.
The Njuri Ncheke Nakuru chapter while de-associating with the statements made over the weekend insisted that any official communication affecting the entire Meru Community is made from the Njuri Ncheke Shrines in Nchiru, Meru county after wide consultations.
“During the planning of the tour,Njuri Ncheke summit did not sanction, was not involved and that the Nakuru chapter was also left out with only masqueraders being involved. We therefore as Nakuru chapter de-associate ourselves with statements made on that day” said the leadership Nakuru chapter.
The leaders stating that disciplinary action will be determined by the Njuri Ncheke summit.
They said as a peace loving community they will not be part of political utterances made outside the Shrine but will continue to support the government of the day under the leadership of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy William Ruto.
“Any political utterances being made are on personal grounds and after all Njuri Ncheke is not a political party but we are peaceful community that supports the government of the day” said Muuyuri.
Sentiments echoed by Mr.Kiogora Muriithi whoi stated that any communication or briefs are made through a procedure which is documented within Njuri Ncheke’s Supreme Council.
Mr.Kiogora adding that as Njuri Ncheke Nakuru chapter they will not allow reckless political statements that might affect the harmony.
“We support the government of the day nationally, here in Nakuru and even in Meru where we have our Shrine. Anyone is allowed to visit any part of the country but we shall not allow any political statements that will affect the harmony we have” said Kiogora.
HOTO /NATION: Baringo Senator Gideon Moi addresses Njuri Ncheke elders in Ngata, Nakuru, on September 1, 2018. Njuri Ncheke elders Nakuru chapter have distanced themselves from sentiments made at the meeting.