Hours after elders and leaders from the Kalenjin and Kikuyu communities addressed Eldoret residents at the famous Silverline Hotel, Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi has come out to shed some more light on the agreements reached at by the two parties.
Taking to his Facebook account on Thursday, the vocal MP expressed his happiness and satisfaction stating that the bond and love between the two communities was getting deeper and deeper every day.
Sudi stated that the meeting had strengthened the already existing relationship between the two communities ahead of the 2022 general elections.
And after exchanging pleasantries which included traditional Kalenjin favourite drink, mursik (fermented milk), Sudi revealed that the Council of Elders from the two sides, under the SILVERLINE DECLARATION, had agreed on various topics.
According to the MP, the elders had all agreed that the first handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto that happened in Nakuru way back in 2013 should be honoured and respected as much as the 2018 handshake between the president and ODM party leader is concerned.
According to them, there was no need of embracing the current handshake if the former one which ensured that peace and stability returned to Kenya after the 2007-2008 post-election skirmishes is ignored.
Peaceful co-existence and unity between the two communities was also discussed and agreed upon.
According to Sudi, the elders had agreed that the two communities were going to work in harmony and cooperate with President Uhuru and William Ruto’s leadership.
They also sent a warning to all other politicians who were planning to divide the two communities adding that they will not allow anybody to ruin their good working relationships.
The Kikuyu elders, who were accompanied by a section of leaders from the Central region, were on their way to William Ruto’s rural home in Sugoi for another meeting with the deputy president where a major declaration is expected to be made later in the day.
Here is Oscar Sudi’s full statement on Facebook:
We are grateful for the far God has brought us. We are excited and happy that the ties, bond and love between the Kikuyu and Kalenjin Communities is getting deeper and deeper.
Earlier today, members of both the Kikuyu and Kalenjin communities converged at the famous Silverline, Eldoret Town with the aim of strengthening their existing relationship into a much deeper union. Both communities led by council of elders exchanged pleasantries including traditional milk “mursik”. Exchanging “Mursik” in a gourd(sotet) symbolizes brotherhood, unity and cohesion. They reaffirmed the handshake between H.E Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy H.E William Ruto that happened in Nakuru back in 2013.
We have made a declaration that we shall continue coexisting, unite and cooperate with the current leadership and that no single person will ruin our relationship. We also vowed that we shall maintain peace and tranquility and that no one shall come between us. We are all determined to have a peaceful and prosperous Rift Valley. God bless our unity.