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Jirongo calls on government to stop intimidating opposition

02 November 2015, 10:54 Ben Wafula

Bungoma - United Democratic Party leader, Cyrus Jirongo has called on the Jubilee government to stop intimidating vocal opposition leaders and allow them their democratic space.

Speaking at Khelela primary school in Bumula constituency during a funds drive in aid of Khelela hospital, Jirongo said that opposition leaders play an integral part in any democratic country and urged the Jubilee administration to stop humiliating vocal leaders who point out their weakness.

“This is a democratic country and some few leaders should not curtail opposition leaders who are out to point at the rot facing the Jubilee administration. Cord Co-Principal Moses Wetang’ula is one of the fearless leaders and they should not instill fear in him by trying to delete his name from the voters register,” said Jirongo.

He called on Wetang’ula to leave Coalition of Reforms and Democracy and join his UDP party so they can strategize and take the country’s leadership in the next general election.

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“Let him join me in this tough journey as a united Luhya community, so that we can invite Kalenjins, people from the coast and other regions to vote for us. A united family always prospers,” said Jirongo.

Former Kanduyi Mp, Alfred Khang’ati and a politician from Bumula constituency, Wanami Wamboka joined Jirongo in castigating the Jubilee administration saying that by touching Wetang’ula, they would have touched the entire Luhya community.

“Wetang’ula is only representing the voice of the voiceless in the society and the Jubilee administration should not hide the rot in the government by intimidating opposition leaders. We will stand with Wetang’ula because he is the only senior leader we have from Western region,” said Khang’ati.

He said that since the Senate Speaker Ekwe Ethuro gazetted Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula’s voter bribery report in the government gazette, it has caused tension in Bungoma and the whole of Western because gazetting his name will pave way for deletion of his name from the IEBC's voters register.

Khang’ati called on the Jubilee government to deal with the deteriorating economy, insecurity, create jobs for youths and pay teachers  instead of trying to distract opposition leaders.

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