Luhya lobby group accuses its elders of divisive politics
03 January 2014, 17:32
Nakuru - The Nakuru County Luhya Community lobby group has linked elders from the said community to the divisive politics in Western region that has led to lack of representation in national politics.
The community is accusing its elders for what it claims as being behind failed efforts to unite the community hence failing to achieve a common ground in country’s leadership.
Led by its officials chairman Jackson Wandera and Pastor Bonface Manyasa, they blamed the elders for being partisan in bid to unite leaders from the region.
“There has been obsession of political parties’ loyalties which has led us to lagging behind and hence we need to forget about them and forge for a united community that will bargain for a stake in government for the sake of the Western region community development," Manyasa said.
He added that in the past elders have purported to unite the western leaders but only to resort to witch-hunt them for their own gain.
Wandera said the divisive politics in the region had contributed to retrogressive development an issue that needs to be tackled as soon as now.
He further stressed the need for all leaders from the sub tribes in the community to be brought on board to forge a united and a strong community.
The battle for political supremacy amongst the leaders and the officials observed had contributed to declining development in the region.
Wandera while touching on economic activities, said apart from sugar farming, the region does not have an alternative economic feature to depend on, hence called on its leaders to come up with inventive economic methods.
He added that the devolution of the government will not achieve much if leaders continue to antagonize each other.
This comes as UDF party leader Musalia Mudavadi read from different scripts with Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale who showed defiance and supported the re-election of Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula in the recent by election.
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