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Mudavadi castigates Western voters

29 April 2013, 13:49 Dareel Eric

Former Deputy Prime Minister and United Democratic Forum (UDF) leader Musalia Mudavadi has castigated voters in the western region for having divided their votes in the concluded election and thus denying him chance to win the presidency.

Speaking at his home in Vihiga County, Mudavadi was bemused when he asked voters to explain what really happened for him not to get maximum votes even in his county.

“I still cannot tell how everything happened to such an extent that you denied me even my rightful votes at home,” he said.

Baringo senator Gideon Moi said that unless the Luhya community unites, they will never be able to raise a president in many years to come.

He said that they had vested their trust in Mudavadi hoping that the region could rally behind him but then it proved the inverse when the results were later announced.

“You should now feel the pinch of being out of power because you divided your votes and failed to support one of your own. Kalenjins and Kikuyus have been in power and thus know how sweet it is thus they always vote as a block,” he noted.   

Mudavadi made the first technical appearance in the region but left the residents guessing his next move, perhaps into the cabinet as he didn’t reveal anything to the expectant crowd.

Leaders who had converged during the Vihiga Senator George Khaniri’s homecoming ceremony at Ebusakami grounds in Luanda hinted that the remaining two slots which President Uhuru Kenyatta left may end up being handed to leaders from the region.

“We hope that one of the two slots will go to Mudavadi because when other leaders were undecided he showed the way and even signed a post-poll pact with Jubilee without a second thought of what they had done to him,” said George Khaniri.

The former Sabatia legislator addressed the people in Lugari, Sabatia and Luanda constituencies.  

Mudavadi was among the eight presidential candidates in the last general election coming off third after Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.

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