Raila, Mudavadi urged to respect Bungoma politics
02 December 2013, 09:38
Vihiga - Vihiga MPs have urged Cord and Amani coalition principals, Raila Odinga and Musalia Mudavadi, to stop trading insults over the Bungoma senatorial by election and instead give the people a chance to elect their own leaders.
Sabatia, Vihiga and Hamisi constituency MPs Alfred Agoi, Yusuf Chanzu and Charles Gimose noted that none of the two principals is a registered voter in Bungoma and that their insults at each other should be left for another day.
“It is unfortunate for the leaders to show their juniors what they are doing right now by openly calling each other names. Let them give the people a chance to express their freedom by electing their preferred leader without coercion in form of dirty politics,” Agoi said.
The MPs spoke at Chinjini village in Muhudu ward, Hamisi Constituency in Vihiga County during a fundraising drive to start a primary school in the village.
They said that insulting each other during the Bungoma election will not bring the elusive Luhya unity that is always preached by the leaders.
“We want to see a different approach towards the Bungoma campaigns where individuals are presenting issues to the people and leaving them to decide for themselves on whom to elect,” said Chanzu.
They warned the Cord principal, Raila Odinga, to abstain from taking the Western region for granted by insulting Mudavadi on his doorstep.
The leaders said that it was better for Raila to respect Mudavadi when it comes to regional politics.
“It is not any good for an individual to come and abuse you at your doorstep. One may get infuriated for no good reason. The leaders should watch their boundaries of words keenly,” Chanzu added.
Over the past weeks, the two principals have been at each other’s jaw, with each accusing the other of their incompetence when it comes to national politics.
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