Eseli dismisses Ruto’s call for western unity
02 January 2014, 17:21
Bungoma - Tongaren MP Eseli Simiyu has lashed out at the Deputy President William Ruto over his call for unity in western province, terming it a “mockery” because Jubilee government used the divide and rule method in the region to ascend to power.
Eseli held that Ruto should not involve himself in the region’s call for unity since much is being done by host leaders to ensure that remarkable oneness is realized to bar other politicians who have been causing political divisions for their selfish gains in the region..
“Ruto should be out of western unity matters since the Jubilee government bought some of the region’s leaders in the past General Elections to cause political division. This is only mockery to the region’s political divisions which he knows well are responsible,” said Simiyu.
Simiyu noted that Jubilee government used the Amani coalition flag bearer, Musalia Mudavadi, and former Sabaot MP, Eugene Wamalwa to divide the western vote to win the polls.
He stated that negotiation for unity in the region is underway to lock out outsider political fortune hunters intending to apply the divide and rule policy in the Luhya backyard come 2017.
Bungoma County governor, Ken Lusaka, warned county residents spreading rumors that he is not in good terms with the re-elected senator Moses Wetang’ula to desist from the propaganda since the dual top brass are focused to discharge their mandated constitutional duties.
“The governor and senator have separate duties in their administration as envisaged in the constitution to limit any clash in service delivery. Both of us clearly understand boundaries of our areas of jurisdiction, and there is no misunderstanding between Wetang’ula and I as alleged by some people,” said Lusaka.
Lusaka warned residents from engaging in misleading political propaganda instead urged them to share constructive ideas as the two elected leaders look into better ways of enhancing development in the county.
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