Back in the early to mid-aughts, Raila was a hero to the Kikuyu for telling Moi to fuck off and leading a rebellion that broke KANU and helped Kibaki ascend to the presidency. We called him JAMBA- ndume and he was very much on track to succeed Kibaki in 2012 until he became impatient.
Mid 2005 they fell out over some MOU and the constitution and hapo ndio Kikuyu na Raila walimalizana .Mganga made his problem with Kibaki Kikuyus .He started the Mt Kenya Mafia incitement and made it shameful to be a Kikuyu in this country .You’d go to an office watu wakijua jina yako ya pili unapata sneers and Wakavirondo in low income settlements refused to pay rent because Raila made them believe that all Kikuyus were benefiting from akina Murungaru stealing.
His incendiary promotion of majimbo was clearly an anti Kikuyu agenda and it made the Mountaineers develop a siege mentality na wakaswear they would ensure the mganga from Bondo would never become president. Never again will we ever be on the defensive .
The 2005-2012 political atmosphere is not lost on any Kikuyu over the age of 35.