Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Monday met leaders of the Kikuyu Council of Elders at his Capitol Hill office, Nairobi.

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Odinga said that during the meeting, he assured the elders that he fully supports President Uhuru Kenyatta in the war against corruption.

The former prime minister said they had agreed to deny refuge to those accused of corruption and who try to hide behind parties and communities.

"Leaders of the Kikuyu Council of Elders called on me at Capitol Hill Sq. I assured them that the war on corruption has my full backing, in line with my agreement with the President to deny refuge to those accused of corruption and who try to hide behind parties and communities," Odinga posted on Twitter.

Odinga with the elders on June 11, 2018. [Photo/@RailaOdinga]

The meeting comes three months after Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta came together to cool down the high political temperatures in the country after the long electioneering period in 2017.


The president and the opposition leader on March 9, 2018, shook hands outside Harambee House, in what they described as the first step towards uniting the country.

A 14-member team charged with working out the practical steps to be taken to implement the eight-point agenda of their agreement is the first major concrete step since the two leaders’ unexpected handshake.

The team includes University of Nairobi don Adams Oloo, Ms. Agnes Kavindu, Busia Senator Amos Wako, Ms. Florence Omose, Prof Saeed Mwangumi, James Matundura and Major (Rtd) John Seii, who chairs the Kalenjin Myoot Council of Elders.

Others are Bishop (retired) Lawi Imathiu of Methodist Church, Samburu Woman Rep Maison Leshomo, Garissa Senator Mohamed Yusuf Haji, Morompi ole Ronkai, Bishop Peter Njenga, Makueni Woman Rep Rose Moseu and Catholic Bishop of the Archdiocese of Kisumu Zacheus Okoth.