UDF causing Luo, Luhya conflict, claims ODM
22 May 2015, 12:50
Nairobi - Orange Democratic Movement ODM has raised alarm over the plot by some leaders from Western Kenya to cause conflict between members of the Luo and Luhya communities.
Kisumu Senator Prof. Anyang Nyong'o has asked members of the public not to be hoodwinked into thinking that there is conflict between the two communities.
" An artificial conflict between the Luhyia and Luo communities is being brewed by the detractors of CORD regarding the so-called Maseno boundary. As the Senator for Kisumu county and an avowed Kenyan nationalist, I would like to caution all CORD supporters in Vihiga and Kisumu counties not to be trapped by our detractors, led by Governor Moses Akaranga, into an unnecessary conflict in Maseno," Nyongo said Friday.
The issue has been brought up after claims that a part of Maseno in Luo Nyanza is in Vihiga, thus the rift over the border between Maseno and Vihiga.
" We know that the Amani National Congress is crying for attention in Luhya land. But creating conflict between the Luhya and their neighbors is the most cantankerous form of politics that a Governor like Akaranga and his ilk should engage in, Nyong'o added.
" Drawing Prime Minister Raila Odinga's name into the issue demonstrates the ill motives of the promoters of this evil agenda. They want division in the CORD family so that they can harvest the spoils. I appeal to the two communities around Maseno to continue living in peace and to dismiss Akaranga's mischievous intentions with the contempt they deserve," he asked.
Nyong'o also stated that there were already discussions at Senate level over the issue.
" The Senate has already taken the proper constitutional initiative to address any boundary issue in our nation. Let this initiative nit be derailed by those seeking populist political fortunes," he insisted.
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