In Summary

  • The Akorino movement began in the 1920s among the Kikuyu who rejected Western religion and customs.

Residents of Runyenjes in Embu County will make history if the candidate leading in the Runyenjes parliamentary race is officially declared the winner.

Mr Eric Njiru, a member of the Akorino community, is ahead of his rivals with 56,546 votes (85 per cent).

The Jubilee Party candidate, fondly referred to as Karemba, is followed adrift by Mr John Njiru of Narc Kenya who has 4,635 votes.

Others are Mr Ndwiga Kamunyoti (DP, 2,717), Independent candidate Clement Njeru (1,597) and Ms Joyce Mukami (489 votes).

The Akorino movement began in the 1920s among the Kikuyu who rejected Western religion and customs.

MBARIRE

By the late 1920s the colonial government began to consider its members as subversive and accused them of collaborating with the Kikuyu Central Association (KCA), a group that favoured schools independent from the colonial administration.

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