Kung’u Muigai, the nephew of President Uhuru Kenyatta, warned the head of state on Sunday, July 31, after an ongoing altercation with his deputy William Ruto.
In an interview with NTVMuigai, who is the patron saint of the Kikuyu Council of Elders, argued that the constant squabbles between the two leaders would likely plunge the country into crisis for days.
He was concerned about DP Ruto’s claim that the head of state intended to harm him and his children and about President Uhuru’s response shortly afterwards.
Muigai, challenged his nephew to keep the big brother’s behavior as the mud-throwing between the two was more embarrassing for Uhuru.
DP Ruto and the Kiama Kia Ma patron Kung’u Muigai at his Karen residence on Friday, July 1, 2022.
“Although the president is my brother, he is wrong. In Kikuyu we have a saying: ‘Big brother, do the right thing so that you can show your little brother’.
“If you keep insulting your little brother, he will throw them back and it will hurt more because you are older,” Muigai said.
His response came hours after Uhuru told his deputy’s sensational claim that the head of state planned to assassinate his political rivals ahead of the Aug. 9 poll.
In his speech, Uhuru insisted that he was not interested in conducting a vendetta in his last days as president, adding that he had sustained insults for three years and that there was no reason for him to act now.
On Friday, July 29, the DP had claimed that a plot was being orchestrated to harm him, his family and his allies.
In his speech, Ruto Uhuru asked not to drag his children into their quarrels and claimed that he had supported the head of state in both 2013 and 2017.
In early July, Muigai also accused the head of state and his deputy, William Ruto, of embarrassing the country through petty public fights.
Back then, he challenged the duo to find a silver lining and tone down their fights and set a great example for the future generation.
“I brought Uhuru to the council of elders and showed him certain ideologies that should be followed. They embarrass Kenya because they are leaders of this country. To date I have yet to understand the exact issue between them.
“I’ve asked them both from time to time. If they insult each other, the younger generation looks at them, how will they see them?” he posed at the time.
President Uhuru Kenyatta at Nairobi State House on July 28, 2022.