Members of the Kimilili council of elders have come out to refute claims of an outfit that has been traversing the constituency saying they are council of elders. Led by Mzee Bernard Wanyonyi, they said it is uncouth for youths to purport to have been validly elected in office and to be in charge of a council of elders in the constituency yet they have not even attained the required age.
He said it is against the norms and traditions of the Bukusu community to do so and that the coup plotters need to come and work under the recognized leadership which is under Professor Bonventure Kerre as the chairman.
His sentiments were echoed by Mzee Rajab who said as members of the council they will not allow youths who don’t have a vision to disrupt the leadership of the council, saying the national office is recognized under Mzee Richard Walukano and the Kimilili office is under Bonventure Kerre.
Mzee Kerre said they are focused on revamping the council and have already opened a cultural center at Kamukuywa which will offer an opportunity to the current generation to learn more of the Bukusu culture. He said they have built seven huts which signify the seven clusters of the Bukusu clan and they will also have a convergence center for artists. Moreover, the elders called upon leaders from Bungoma County to forego their differences and work together for the benefit of the residents.