Kikuyu elders have accused Royal Media Services boss SK Macharia of being ‘used’ by the Opposition to ahead of the 2017 elections.
Kikuyu elders from Thika accused Macharia of making ‘reckless statements’ to flare up emotions as the country gears towards the poll.
This is after the media mogul claimed that Opposition chief Raila Odinga won the 2007 poll but former President Mwai Kibaki ‘stole’ his victory.
“What he has done is very irresponsible of a Kikuyu elder of his caliber. Why is he bringing up such an issue at a time when the country is headed to a general election? His remarks would ignite ethnic clashes because communities supporting the opposition might believe that then elections were rigged,” Central Region Council of Elders chairperson Njoroge Karatu said.
He added: “Macharia is being used by Raila Odinga to ignite flare-ups as it has become apparent that they will lose in this year’s general elections. Just as they did in 2007 by having a parallel tallying system, they are plotting the same this year hoping to get to power in a coalition government.”
They threatened to curse Macharia.