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County rep denies plot to impeach governor

27 December 2013, 09:58

Bungoma - Bungoma County Assembly Majority leader Majimbo Okumu, a close ally of Senator Moses Wetang’ula has denied reports linking him to a plot of impeaching the area Governor Kenneth Lusaka for allegedly supporting Wetang’ula’s rival Musikari Kombo in the recently held by-elections.

There has been talk in the county that the County Assembly Majority leader has been spearheading a campaign to collect signatures to recall the governor, who during the senatorial campaigns had publicly endorsed Kombo, who the governor said was comfortable to work with.

Majimbo distanced himself from the reports and appealed to the members of the public to disregard the information being peddled , terming them as baseless rumours.

“I want to state that at no time did I discuss with anyone the ‘signatures' issue. We have just come from a grueling campaign and my wish is we settle down and reflect on our performance in the past nine months,” read a statement from Majimbo.  

“I might not be in the same coalition with Governor Ken Lusaka, I belong to Ford Kenya and he was elected on a New Ford Kenya party ticket, but fate brought us together. Our client number one is the Bungoma County residents, as an assembly we will strive to  execute our constitutional mandate as stated in article 185 of our constitution. Lets not cherish speculative rumors and concentrate on proactive ideas,” said Majimbo, who is also the Bungoma County Secretary General of the Coalition of Reforms and Democarcy(CORD)," he said.

“As a person who was born and brought up in Bungoma County, I consider myself more of a shareholder than a stakeholder and call upon all people of goodwill to join us in developing our county. I will not be party to the destruction of the Bungoma County government,”  the statement concluded.

Meanwhile Bungoma Diocese Anglican Bishop George Mechumo has called for the end of political supremacy battles between the Senator Moses Wetang’ula led Ford Kenya and Eugene Wamalwa’s New Ford Kenya parties in Bungoma County noting that if the continue, it will negatively affect the development in the county.

 The cleric who spoke to members of the press  after leading  mass on Christmas Day at  St.Crispin ACK Church in Bungoma town , instead asked the leaders of the two factions to join hands together and unite the Western Kenya Region.

Bishop Mechumo said the coming together of the two senior Bukusu leaders whose bitter political rivalry was exhibited recently in the senatorial by-elections, will be the first step in uniting the larger Luhyia community.

“ I appeal to Wetang’ula and  Wamalwa to end their feuds now that the elections are over and the will of  God and that of the people was manifested as per the voting.  They should join hands together after which they should reach out to other Luhyia political leaders from Western Kenya,” he said.

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