Mu­turi wants to rein­tro­duce ‘clan­nism’

‘Young peo­ple do not know their clans’

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Eastern - REUBEN GITHINJI @TheS­tarKenya

Embu Se­na­tor Lenny Kivuti has told off Na­tional As­sem­bly Speaker Justin Mu­turi for lead­ing his Ndamata clan to en­dorse Run­yen­jes MP Ce­cily Mbarire for gov­er­nor.

On Satur­day, he said Mu­turi erred by rein­tro­duc­ing clan­nism, since the young peo­ple do not even know what clan they be­long to.

On Oc­to­ber 29, Mu­turi led his Ndamata clan in en­dors­ing Mbarire for the county’s top seat.

Kivuti said the Mbeere Coun­cil of El­ders car­ried out a rit­ual in 2013 in Kaimere vil­lage to “bury” clan­nism.

“El­ders cursed any­body who would bring back di­vi­sions among the Mbeere com­mu­nity along clan lines. It would be sad for any­body to bring a curse upon him­self for in­tro­duc­ing clan­nism in the county,” he said.

Kivuti re­minded Mu­turi that in­ter­de­nom­i­na­tional clergy, in­clud­ing Mbeere ACK Bishop Moses Mashamba, also buried clan­nism in a cer­e­mony held in Nyangwa vil­lage. He spoke to more than 1,000 res­i­dents of Mavuria, Mbeti North and Ki­ambere wards.

Mu­turi had ear­lier on chaired a day­long in­door clan meet­ing at Moun­tain Breeze Ho­tel in Embu.

It was at­tended by more than 400 men, since women are tra­di­tion­ally not al­lowed to at­tend such meet­ings. He re­fused to speak to the press. Sources said the meet­ing was also at­tended by some top county lead­ers.

REUBEN GITHENJI

Se­na­tor Lenny Kivuti (right) and wife Hilda (left) with women lead­ers at his Kanyuamb­ora res­i­dence on Satur­day/

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