Efforts by Amani National Congress leader Wycliffe Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetang’ula to form one political party for the Luhya community has been dismissed by a group of MPs from western Kenya affiliated to Jubilee party.
According to the legislators led by Sirisia MP John Walukhe, the move by the two leaders is selfish and not that of the community.
Walukhe who was elected on a Jubilee party ticket says it is foolhardy for Wetang’ula and Mudavadi to form a different party for Luhyas, when already there is Jubilee, which won many seats and has appointed several people from the community to senior positions in government.
His Mt. Elgon colleague Fred Kapondi and Trans Nzoia Woman Representative Janet Nangabo echoed his sentiments asking the two leaders to now focus on things that will empower their community and forget about politics.
Meanwhile, NASA Principal Raila Odinga’s spokesperson Denis Onyango has termed persistent efforts by Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula to blame his political woes on the opposition leader as personal vendetta.
Onyango has further cited issues raised by the Senator since being ousted by senators as the minority leader in the Senate as dishonest, frivolous and evasive, only meant to whip up emotions and sympathy on problems of the senator’s own making.
Onyango further says it is improper for the FORD Kenya leader to accuse Odinga for his ouster yet the NASA leader had personally tried to save him by instructing the Coalition’s CEO.
Norman Magaya to write to the Senate to retain Wetangula as Minority leader.
He said the kind of rejection that was exhibited during Wetangula’s ouster was unprecedented and pointed to a deep rooted problem between him and his colleagues and therefore he should keep Odinga’s name out of his predicaments.