Kisumu Elders Stonned by Angry Youths
Some youths from Kanywakar village in Kisumu county stormed into an elders gathering citing betrayal over them planning to meet with Deputy President William Ruto.
The youths attacked the elders with stones and even engaged in physical fights as they were having a meeting after meeting with former Kakamega County Senator Boni Khalwale who was to plan a meeting with Deputy President William Ruto.
Ochieng, a youth leader in the area claimed that the elders were discussing a report after meeting Boni Khalwale in a hotel in Kakamega.
“The elders were here discussing the postmortem of yesterday’s meeting, we were not part of the meeting. They went to Golf Hotel and we have been told their aim of the visit was to get an opportunity to meet DP Ruto. Reason for visiting Ruto was because the elders wanted him to solve the land disputes in Kanyakwar,” explained Ochieng.
Ochieng claimed that they had faith in President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to solve their disputes.
The elders however cleared the air on the meeting with Khalwale claiming that it was an informal one and saw no big deal in attending the gathering.
“Their daughter married someone from this area, we have several tribes here and when we visit them we have to check on our relatives. I can visit a brother or a friend anytime even if they are politicians, there is no problem with that,” stated one of the elders.