Meru Council of Elders, Njuri Ncheke has called upon President William Ruto to unite the country and embrace all Kenyans regardless of their political affiliation.
Led by Secretary General Josphat Murangiri the elders also want Azimio la Umoja One Kenya leader Raila Odinga to accept the Supreme Court ruling on the outcome of August 9 elections.
“We urge Raila Odinga to retire peacefully and lead the opposition in holding the government accountable,” Murangiri said
The elders who had backed Odinga for presidency now say the country should focus on addressing the current high cost of living.
They called upon Odinga to calm down his supporters and abandon his threat of one million people march to the Judiciary saying the demonstrations will do more harm than good.
The elders the president to consider leaders from Meru and Tharaka Nithi counties who were vigorously campaign ing for UDA political party to be given a chance in Kenya Kwanza government.
Immediate former Meru Governor and leader of Devolution Empowerment Party (DEP) Kiraitu Murungu defected to Kenya Kwanza alliance days after the Supreme court upheld Ruto’s win.
Murungi who had initially supported Azimio during the entire electioneering period, declared to work with President Ruto in advancing government’s development agenda.