President Uhuru Kenyatta continues to have tough times as elections draw nearer.
This follows various conditions by elders from the region, seeking to have their sons and daughters in various leadership positions in the country.
The Njuri Ncheke elders in Meru are the latest community elders to issue a condition to the president to support his Azimio la Umoja plan with ODM leader Raila Odinga.
The elders, who endorsed Governor Ann Kananu for Nairobi governor race, asked President Uhuru to back their daughter if he wants them to support Azimio la Umoja.
The elders, who visited Kananu at her house in Karen Nairobi, said they will support any alliance that will endorse Kananu for the seat, and urged President Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga to endorse Kananu’s ambition to be the governor of Nairobi.
Governor Kananu, for her part, praised the elders for their actions and for supporting her throughout her first term as governor of Kenya’s capital after the impeachment of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
She declared her desire to serve the people of Nairobi, emphasizing that she was an all-around leader with no ethnic ties.
“Asante sana kwa wazee wetu wa Njuri Njeke kwa sababu tulipoanza hii safari mimi nilirudi nyumbani kwenda kuuliza ruhusa na kusema nimenominatiwa kama deputy governor.
“Watu wengi wanansema mimi ni Mkamba, mimi ni mkikuyu, mimi ni mmeru; sina kabila langu, sina kabila langu, sina kabila langu, si Mungu akanionekania mpaka niliongea na wazee wangu wakaweza kunitetea,” Kananu stated.
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s efforts to ensure a seamless handover of power in Nairobi were also lauded by the county head.
Kananu described President Kenyatta as a woman-friendly leader who put women needs first, and she expressed confidence in her ability to offer revolutionary leadership to the county.
“Nataka nimshukuru sana Rais Uhuru Kenyatta kwa sababu anaamini uongozi wa kina mama. Tunajua Ukimteua mwanamke mahali, anayejua kwamba ukiempower mama mahali unaempower jamii nzima,” Kananu explained.
Kananu will battle the seat with Senator Johnstone Sakaja, former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru, and Businesswoman Ann Kagure.
Sourced from Nairobi Times