Elders from Kalenjin and Luo communities are reportedly burning midnight oil to reunite Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga. Elders have been meeting secretly in Nairobi and Kisumu to see e possible working relationship between e two former friends. Luo and Kalenjin elders met in Eldoret in what pointed to an imminent political alliance between leaders of e two communities. e meeting came amid widespread speculation at Prime Minister. 27, · e elders were first holed up in a meeting for seven hours before e ritual activities began. Nandi elders head of delegation Christopher Koiyoke said e ceremony ked a new walk of life between e Luo and e Kalenjin community. Luo and Kalenjin elders met in Eldoret in what pointed to an imminent political alliance between leaders of e two communities. e elders held a closed door meeting in an exclusive resort. ey were duped to a discussion wi e retired former government security intelligence officers and secret service policemen faking Kalenjin elders. Ano er meeting was hastily arranged at e SONYSUGAR guest House in Awendo Town, where e best Luo speakers were assigned to persuade Daniel Arap Moi to anoint Raila Odinga as his successor. e boundary row pitting e Kalenjin and Luo communities has taken a new twist after some elders from Kericho County claimed parts of Kisumu County. e bishop, who led more an 60 elders in a meeting in Kericho, said e call to redraw e border does not . e Luo Council of elders meeting was held under e chairmanship of Ker Meshack Riag a Ogalo... e LUO Elders also pleaded wi e Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga to abandon e idea of going to Nyeri for e planned installation of him as a â€œkikuyu elderâ€, arguing at e already controversial ceremony would not add any value. 11, · Luo, Kalenjin elders meet for alliance talks e Standard Digital News By Vincent Bartoo Luo and Kalenjin elders met in Eldoret in what pointed to an imminent political alliance between leaders of e two communities. Elders hold talks on polls Daily Nation By Ouma Wanzala Elders from e Kalenjin and Luo communities on Saturday held. 02, · e dialogue forums target e Luo council of elders, e Njuri Ncheke council of elders, e Kaya elders, and e Kalenjin council of elders. Breaking rough to some of e councils of elders was not wi out challenges. general suspicion and e inking at e concept of women’s land rights is foreign were common. Some are big, such as e Kikuyu, Luhya, Luo and Kalenjin and o ers like e Teso and El Molo are quite small. Even en, when blended toge er ey make Kenya what it is, a vibrant, well woven tapestry of diversity at continues to amaze ose lucky enough to visit. 20, · Luo Council of Elders chairman Willis Otondi at his home in Nyahera, Kisumu County on ust 16, . Otondi hosted about 50 elders from e Luo and Kalenjin . 13, 2008 · is was strongly apparent during e campaigns where e media were awash wi clips of members of e Luo, Kalenjin, Miji Kenda, Luhya politicians seeking blessings from eir community elders. is was e same even wi politicians from Meru, who are e nically close to e Kikuyu, who consulted e Njuri Ncheke. Luo you s attacked Luo elders meeting in Kisumu. You s accused e elders of attempting to undermine ano er group of Luo elders which included e ker (Luo leader), Ogalo. Ten elders were injured. (Africa News, 04/28/2005, You s Attack Elders) 26 - 26, 2005. Meetings have been co-chaired by Molo MP Kihika Kimani and Nakuru politician Bidii arap Too. e peace meetings are aimed at reconciling members of e Kikuyu and e Kalenjin communities and use local community leaders as peace-makers. Bo e Kikuyu and e Kalenjin suffered extensively from e nic violence in e Rift Valley beginning in 1991. 22, · Luo or Lwoo (also called Joluo, singular Jaluo) are an amalgamated agro-fishery and Nilotic Dholuo e nolinguistic groups in Africa at inhabit an area ranging from Sou Sudan and E iopia, rough nor ern Uganda and eastern Congo (DRC), into western Kenya, and e a Region of Tanzania western Kenya, eastern Uganda, and in a Region in nor ern Tanzania. - Kalenjin elders asked eir Kikuyu counterparts to return e favour ey gave eir son Uhuru in , - Elders from e two communities reportedly held series of meeting to broker e pre-election pact - However, Kikuyu council of elders chairperson has disowned e said meeting which took place in . 17, · e meeting comes at a time when e Kalenjin Council of Elders and at of e Luo community have asked President Kenyatta to back Mr Ruto and Mr Odinga, respectively, for e 2022 State House race. e meeting follows a similar one between e Kalenjin and Luo elders at centred on e need to cement e historical bond between e two communities at was being reatened by e Mau Forest. 31, · Already elders from four communities in Nyanza and e Rift Valley - Luo, Kipsigis, Gusii and Kuria met in Kisumu last week and resolved to back his bid. e close to 70 elders drawn from counties in Nyanza and e Rift Valley made e resolution at a meeting called by Luo Council of Elders led by chairman Willis Opiyo Otondi and secretary. Shortly after is meeting, e NCIC, wi support from a local Nakuru Business and Professional Women’s Club, invited two of e Elders (e co-ordinators of e Agikuyu and Kalenjin groups) to share eir perspectives on e peace process at a meeting of Kenyan women. ior elders is was e political au ority at evaluated e day to day issues of e community. It comprised heads of households, aim responsibility was to maintain peace and instruct riors on how to handle issues in e community. ey were permitted to own livestock. e senior elders ey comprise e senior most age-set. 08, · On Friday (e 5) Deputy President (DP) William Ruto was installed as e Kalenjin kingpin by e Talai Elders. In e dawn meeting wi e Nandi elders, DP Ruto was crowned e region’s political kingpin to take over from e Late Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi. e secret traditional ceremony was held at Kapsisiywa village in . 26, · Kalenjin and Luo Peace Ambassadors holding a Sports Tournament. ese meetings are aimed at bringing people toge er from bo sides of e conflict to build relationships and discuss problems facing e region and possible solutions to ose problems. e Peace Ambassadors also strategize and plan ways to bring local elders, chiefs 18, · Luo Council of Elders led by Nyandiko Ongadi and Calvince Ariko during eir meeting in Kendu Bay town, Homa Bay county on ust 17, Image: ROBERT OMOLLO. 16, · e Luo Council of elders has ruled out e possibility of Cord leader Raila Odinga endorsing ano er candidate for e presidential elections. from senior Kalenjin elders . 22, · is video is unavailable. Watch Queue Queue. Watch Queue Queue. Ms Mukobe was speaking in her office on ursday during a meeting Some of e better known such Councils include Kalenjin Council of Elders, Kaya elders (for e Mijikenda), Luo Council of. 13, · e group which was comprised of church leaders, members of e Luo Council of Elders and local politicians had ga ered at e Coptic Church in Kisumu, where e DP was touted to lead a fund raiser for e church. Led by e church’s Fr John Pesa, ey waited in vain. e Luo community largely boycotted ursday’s election, which was supposed to pit opposition leader Raila Odinga, a Luo, against President Uhuru Kenyatta, a Kikuyu wi a Kalenjin deputy president. e meeting comes at a time when e Kalenjin Council of Elders and at of e Luo community have asked President Kenyatta to back Mr Ruto and Mr Odinga, respectively, for e 2022 State House race. - . e Kalenjin community is currently attracting e attention of government and opposition alike. - 19/09/. Apr 09, · Kalenjin, Luo and Gema elders have defended opposition leader Raila Odinga’s handshake wi President Uhuru Kenyatta. e elders accused e politicians attacking Mr Odinga of fueling divisive politics. ey have said e critics should direct any questions on e importance of e handshake to e elders. meetings to raise funds for revenge against e Luo, Luhya and Kalenjin. ose who resisted were beheaded and you s were paid KSh 0-200, wi a bonus for killing a Luo. In Naivasha, a former MP, e Kihara, bought machetes for and contributed KSh3,000 to Mungiki to attack Luo who did not vote for her. e report calls her a ‘key mastermind’. But speaking to media on Monday after a closed-door meeting wi e family, ODM national chairman John Mbadi and area MP Eve Obara said e family had resolved to avoid any rituals. e Kalenjin elders vigorously resisted Moi's desire to give em a Kikuyu candidate. During e meeting wi elders from western Kenya, Mr J.D. Otiende, who served in e first Cabinet after. 29, · e Luo community largely boycotted ursday’s election, which was supposed to again pit opposition leader Raila Odinga, a Luo, against President Uhuru Kenyatta, a Kikuyu wi a Kalenjin . e meeting comes at a time when e Kalenjin Council of Elders and at of e Luo community have asked President Kenyatta to back Mr Ruto and Mr Odinga, respectively, for e 2022 State House race. e Luo are e four largest e nic group .65) in Kenya, after e Kikuyu (17.13), e Luhya (14.35) and e Kalenjin (13.37). e Luo and e Kikuyu inherited e bulk of political power in e first years following Kenya's independence in 1963. 13, · Details of DP Ruto’s secret meeting wi Nandi elders revealed His parting shot to DP Ruto was to follow e right pa if he wanted to be coronated. e DP and his associates should follow e right cultural channel and have bo Nandi and Talai elders meet and perform e cleansing ceremony, Koyogi proclaimed. e Kalenjin website, Kalenjin Online, stands as ano er example of is trend of self-conscious e nic mobilization. 71 Most significant, however, was e launch in 2005 of a Kalenjin-language radio station, Kass FM, which by 2007 boasted extensive popular appeal and a sizeable and loyal audience. Of particular import were e regular phone-in. Some Kikuyu residents of Kabati estate tried to claim at e Luo set eir own houses on fire because ey were afraid of e Mungiki. 166 But a woman who had been chased by Kalenjin fighters. 26, · e Rift Valley office is pri ily comprised of leaders from e Kalenjin tribe while e Nyanza office is mostly made up of leaders from e Luo tribe. erefore, when leaders from bo regions are included in peace meetings, bo tribes are automatically represented and fruitful peace discussions can take place. Luhyas are Kenya’s second largest e nic tribe after e Kikuyu, making up 14 of e Kenya population. ough considered as one tribe, e Abaluhya consist of over 18 sub-tribes, each speaking a different dialect of e Luyia language. e Bukusu and agoli are e two largest Luhya sub tribes. e o ers include Banyala, Banyore, Batsotso, Gisu, Idakho, Isukha, Kabras, Khayo, Kisa, achi. More an 500 elders from Nyanza had confirmed attendance to e event.