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Apologise for insulting Kiraitu and Munya, Ruto told

By Francis Gitobu

Our attention is drawn to a political rally you, Deputy President William Ruto, conducted on Monday November 15, 2021 in Meru County.

In the political rally, you resulted to verbally insulting Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi and Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture Peter Munya who are not only political kingpins of the Ameru people, but are also Njuri Ncheke elders.

On the above matter, we've noticed a trend where you roam Mt Kenya abusing leaders and elders including President Uhuru Kenyatta.

We, as the Meru people are completely different from our Agikuyu brothers; we cannot tolerate a situation where our elders are abused let alone in front of women and children.

As the Ameru community, we are very welcoming but there's a way our visitors must conduct themselves.

 You should know that you've crossed the red line on this one and should look for people to give you advice when you visit Meru.

 We feed our visitors and make them comfortable; it is not for our visitors to give our people a few coins as a gateway to insulting us.

We can reimburse the Sh2 million you gave so that you respect our community.

As a Deputy President and long serving politician, have you ever heard of any Meru elder or leader abusing a Kalenjin elder in front of women and children?

Kindly respect our community and continue with such activities in other Mt Kenya regions!

We demand an apology using the set Meru traditions.

Finally, considering your unprintable utterances targeted at Governor Kiraitu Murungi and CS Peter Munya, we urge all the Meru people to come together regardless of political inclinations and protect our traditions which are as old as mankind from defilement; we should not let someone's 2022 ambitions undermine our culture. 

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