Justin Muturi coronation

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi is pictured with elders during his coronation as Mount Kenya spokesman at the Mukurwe wa Nyagathaanga Shrine in Murang'a County on May 22, 2021.

| Joseph Kanyi | Nation Media Group

Justin Muturi coronation ignites tensions among Kikuyu elders’ groups

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  • The sensitivity of the matter politically has put the membership and leadership of such groupings on the spot, raising questions as to whether they are becoming vulnerable to political patronage and manipulation.

The highly symbolic naming of National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi as Gikuyu, Embu and Meru Association (Gema) spokesman has ignited a nasty altercation among elders’ groups in central Kenya.

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