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Mudavadi: I can't speculate on Cabinet

20 May 2013, 14:15 Dareel Eric

Sabatia - Former deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi has said that he cannot speculate on the possibility of being given a Cabinet Secretary post in the Jubilee government.

He rather said that he is going to concentrate and give the first priority on reorganising his party, United Democratic Forum (UDF) to be a force to reckon with due to the popularity it enjoys in the region.

“We are represented both in the National Assembly, Senate, and County Assembly well. So I will work to mobilise resources and build our party to be even stronger for the next elections,” Mudavadi said.

He was addressing mourners at Itando village on Saturday in Sabatia constituency during the funeral of Francis Obenda Ayinda, one of his long-serving cooks, who died in a road accident along Kapsabet-Chavakali road.

Mudavadi was accompanied by his wife Tessy and other members of his family and other leaders from the region.

He assured mourners that his career in politics was far from over and he will come out much stronger for any other responsibilities ahead.

For now, he said, what was important was to know how to strategise well for the future of UDF without necessarily being distracted by other forces.

UDF party signed a post-poll pact with Jubilee coalition to be on the government side, and speculations have been high in the region that Mudavadi will be named as a Cabinet Secretary in the two remaining slots after the other sixteen were filled promptly.

On the same note, Mudavadi asked the police to speed up investigations into the killings in the western region at Bungoma and Busia and bring to book those propagating the violence.

“Those implicated should be dealt with appropriately without discrimination because that is something that cannot be tolerated,” he said.

He noted that if politicians are either way contributing to the heinous crimes in the region, it will be very unfortunate because the deaths of innocent Kenyans cannot be traded for their selfish gains.    

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