Uhuru using divide and rule to win Luhya votes, MPs claim
18 August 2015, 15:01
Nakuru - Two members of parliament from western Kenya have accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of using every means possible to divide the Luhya voting bloc.
Sabatia MP, Alfred Agoi and his Luanda counterpart Chris Omulele accused Kenyatta of using dirty tricks to split the rich voting block to achieve his selfish political agenda.
Speaking Tuesday at Naivasha leisure lodge during a Luhya council of elders meeting, the two MPs claimed that Kenyatta is using divide and rule to split western Kenya leaders.
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“The things the President has been doing of late are a clear indication that he is out to divide the Luhya nation. He came and cheated us with the Mumias bailout and went ahead to stab us in the back by signing the sugar deal with Uganda and now he wants to use that as bait to lure some leaders to his side but we are watching,” said Agoi.
On his part, Omulele asked President Kenyatta to work on a different strategy of winning the western Kenya vote saying that Luhya votes will not be treated as cheap goods that are sold by hawkers on the street.
“If they think they will get our votes by using these cheap and dirty means, then they have to re-think because we are very alert and we shall frustrate and embarrass them,” said Omulele.
The two MPs called on Luhyas to be vigilant and stop falling into the trap of the Jubilee administration.
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