The ODM leader Raila Odinga has for the first time responded to Moses Kuria’s statement that had insinuated that he is not circumcised.
Speaking in Teso, Busia County on Friday, March 25, the former premier blasted Kuria saying it is only gays who can make such remarks.
“You had some people insulting me, saying that Raila cannot lead people he is not circumcised...that insult is not for Raila alone, it is for every community that does not practice circumcision,” Raila said.
“My first question, how do you know that Raila is not circumcised? Secondly, you are a man like Raila, what is your business with his Raila’s manhood.
“We have seen all the tribes in Kenya intermarrying each other and we haven’t we seen the ladies complaining. If a lady has not complained, why does a man complain, that man must be gay,” He said as the crowd cheered.
Raila’s response come after the Gatundu South lawmaker raised the issue of the controversial secret oath that is said to have taken place in 1969.
Among the contents of the said oath was that leadership of the country would not be handed to an uncircumcised leader, in this case referring to the Azimio candidate Raila Odinga.
During a Kenya Kwanza rally in Gatundu on Friday, March 19, The Chama Cha Kazi party leader told President Uhuru Kenyatta that he risks being cursed for backing former Prime Minister Raila Odinga for the presidency.
“In 1969 when you are under siege you rally 300,000 Kikuyus to take an oath-at a fee- binding them never to elect an uncircumcised person. 50 years later without calling for another oath to undo the first one, you unilaterally make an about-turn and expect the whole community to follow you,” Kuria had said.
Kuria’s outburst had attracted a lot of condemnation from President Uhuru and Raila’s supporters who called for his arrest.
Yesterday Kikuyu Council of Elders distanced themselves from Kuria’s allegations of an alleged ‘binding oath’ saying Kuria’s remarks are backward and misleading.
“If unchecked, Kuria’s unbridled tongue and frequent use of vulgar and hateful language might disunite the country. We are summoning him to appear before council before we take disciplinary action against him,” said Kimani Gichuru, council chairman for Kiamworia Location.