Embu leaders condemn Raila for visiting traditional shrine

Embu leaders condemn Raila for visiting traditional shrine

Embu Jubilee Party leaders have lashed out at a section of opposition politicians for allegedly using witchcraft to try and remove President Uhuru Kenyatta from power in next year’s General Election.

While reacting to media reports that Cord leader Raila Odinga had visited the Got Ramogi traditional shrine in Siaya County for a traditional ritual that allegedly strengthened his political energies to kick Jubilee out of power, the politicians said such practices were outdated and satanic.

Led by Embu Senator Lenny Kivuti, the politicians claimed to have intelligence reports that there is heightened activity at known sorcerers’ homesteads as politicians seek traditional magical powers to enable them dethrone incumbent leaders and capture various seats in next year’s General Election.

Speaking at the sidelines of a fundraiser in aid of Kairuri Catholic Church in Manyatta Constituency, Kivuti called on his political counterparts to only seek elective posts through Godly ways and warned the electorate against warming up to politicians known to visit wizards.

Embu Women representative Rose Mitaru echoed Senator Kivuti’s sentiments by conceding that politicians within the county had started visiting sorcerers to perform rituals that would mentally entrap the electorate into voting for them in 2017.

The Women Rep slammed politicians seeking witchcraft powers terming them as unworthy of being elected and warned that such practices set a bad precedence for the young generation and future politicians by watering down the moral ideals that state officers ought to uphold.

On his part, Jubilee presidential campaign team member Kalembe Ndile said Raila has realised that he could not clinch the presidency except through supernatural powers, which he said, would damage the development of Kenyan politics.

The former Kibwezi legislator said the emergence of Raila from the Got Ramogi shrine wearing a hide, a traditional headgear and wielding a two-headed spear was clear indication that the opposition chief had undergone a mysterious ritual to give him magical powers to oust President Kenyatta.

The claims by the politicians come barely a month after Embu clergymen in an interdenominational meeting warned the county’s politicians against seeking to use witchcraft and sorcery to boost their political support.