My Late Mother's Message to Ruto - Nyeri Deputy Governor

  • Nyeri Deputy Governor Caroline Karugu spoke at her mother's funeral service on Saturday, January 28, 2022.
    Nyeri Deputy Governor Caroline Karugu spoke at her mother's funeral service on Saturday, January 28, 2022.
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  • Nyeri Deputy Governor, Caroline Karugu, has revealed that her late mother had sent her to deliver a message to Deputy President William Ruto before she died.

    Speaking during her late mother's funeral service, DG Karugu told mourners that her mother asked her to call the Deputy President and inform him that it was not yet his time to succeed Uhuru Kenyatta as the country's fifth President.

    Karugu stated that her mother sent her to advise Ruto to shelve his ambitions and allow the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader, Raila Odinga, to take over the leadership mantle from Uhuru since he is wise enough to lead the country.

    Nyeri Deputy Governor Caroline Karugu moderating the State of Devolution Address 2020 on July 23, 2020.
    Nyeri Deputy Governor Caroline Karugu moderating the State of Devolution Address 2020 on July 23, 2020.
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    The Nyeri DG further stated that the late Mrs Karugu opined that Ruto still had an age advantage and when the time was ripe, he would be able to serve Kenya as its President.

    "My late mother told me that it was not yet Ruto's time and we give Raila his time to lead the country because he fought for this democracy," she told the mourners.

    "When we say we support Azimio La Umoja, it is because it is an umbrella that Baba has opened for all of us. All we are trying to do with Azimio La Umoja is give everybody room and space."

    DG Karugu further revealed that her late mother asked her to support Nyeri Governor, Mutahi Kahiga, in order for him to finish his two terms and when her time comes, he would reciprocate the goodwill.

    Kieni Member of Parliament, Kanini Kega, also took the opportunity to drum support for Raila in Nyeri. He opined that Odinga is the best bet to succeed Uhuru and transform the country.

    "I have never given you (Raila Odinga) my vote, but on the 9th of August this year I will lead my people to come and vote for you because I know you will transform this country," the MP stated.

    Leaders who were at the funeral eulogized the late Jacinta Wanjiku Karugu (Mama Susan), as a gracious and generous woman who was committed to the well being of her community.

    Raila eulogized Mama Susan as a great lady, whose presence was felt through the children she raised alone. He urged people to emulate the greatness that was shown by the late and leave a legacy where people will celebrate them when they are no longer here.

    ODM leader Raila Odinga at Mama Susan's funeral service on Saturday, January 28, 2021.
    ODM leader Raila Odinga at Mama Susan's funeral service on Saturday, January 28, 2021.
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