“Njuri Ncheke elders cannot favour anyone but we can review someone’s record. There are many professionals in Meru and Tharaka-Nithi qualified to serve Kenya as Cabinet Secretaries. Prof Kaimenyi has failed in his duties because residents of Meru remain without title deeds,” Mr Murangiri said.

Mr Kathera, who led the elders to denounce Prof Kaimenyi in May this year, said all elders will be meeting on Saturday to make their stand known.

“The only legacy that Prof Kaimenyi can be remembered for is causing divisions in Njuri Ncheke. If he is re-appointed in the Cabinet, all elders will demonstrate to ensure the president listens to us,” Mr Kathera said.

LOGGERHEADS

Prof Kaimenyi has been at loggerheads with a section of elders after divisions led to the formation of two splinter groups following a leadership row.

In 2015, Mr Kathera’s group ‘cursed’ Prof Kaimenyi, accusing him of demeaning the council. He was later cleansed.

In May this year, Prof Kaimenyi was ‘cursed’ again and accused of endorsing the rival group of elders.

But Prof Kaimenyi has maintained that he supports the group, which is registered at the Registrar of Societies.

Various groups and leaders have been making statements to push for the appointment of specific individuals to the government.

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