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Wamalwa tells Khalwale off over Luhya supremacy

06 July 2015, 10:36 Philomena Chebet

Kakamega - Water Cabinet Secretary, Eugene Wamalwa has asked Kakamega Senator, Boni Khalwale to stop chest-thumping and referring to himself as the supreme leader of the Luhya community.

Wamalwa said it was wrong for the outspoken Senator to say that the community has only two leaders; Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula and himself.

The former Saboti legislator, who spoke at the funeral of Ivar Makari Kituyi in Tongaren over the weekend, said Khalwale’s sentiments are reckless and bound to divide and disintegrate Luhya leaders.

“I am shocked when my brother Khalwale who is here today claims that we have only two leaders in the community. We have so many other Luhya leaders like Musalia Mudavadi, 42 MPs, governors and senators from the region. Are these not leaders?” asked Wamalwa, who was cheered by members of the public.

Read Also: Wetang'ula, Khalwale an impediment for Luhya unity

Wamalwa, who read the President’s condolence speech further asked leaders to put politics aside and concentrate on development.

The late 30-year-old Ivar Makari Kituyi was the son of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Secretary General, Dr Mukhisa Kituyi.

Several leaders attended the funeral including Governors Ken Lusaka (Bungoma) and Patrick Khaemba (Trans-Nzoia), MPs  Eseli Simiyu (Tongaren), Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini), Reginalda Wanyonyi (Bungoma Women Rep) among others.

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