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Wetang'ula, Khalwale an impediment for Luhya unity

05 May 2015, 13:12 David Wekesa

Kakamega - New Ford-Kenya party leader, Kenneth Lusaka has launched a scathing attack against Senate minority leader Moses Wetang’ula and Kakamega Senator Bonni Khalwale for being an impediment to Luhya unity.

Speaking over the weekend in Kabula area of Bungoma County during the funeral of George Barasa, Lusaka said the two leaders had continued to divide the community by casting aspersions on other leaders from the region.

“How do you expect the Luhya nation to unite when you are always hurling insults at other leaders with divergent ideas?” wondered Lusaka.

Lusaka said that recent remarks by Kakamega Senator, Bonni Khalwale over Eugene Wamalwa’s appointment as CS water, was an insult to the quest to unite the community.

“When you stand in public and abuse such respected leaders, do you expect them to ever support your dreams? Do you expect any unity with such remarks?" he posed who added that the region will only move forward if leaders respect each other.

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Lusaka rubbished claims that Wetang’ula was the Luhya political supremo saying that now he was also a party leader, he is playing on the same league with the senator.

The Governor said he will use his new position as the NFK party leader to make the best power bargain for the residents of the western region.

“Now that am a party leader, I will ensure that I do a meaningful and collective bargain for the people of this region,” said Lusaka.

He lauded the recent move by the President to appoint a host of directors from the region saying it was a sign that better things are coming.

Lusaka told off his critics who were saying that his new appointment as party leader will compromise his service delivery as Governor, arguing that he was up to the task for both jobs.

“When you see an elephant carrying all the heavy tusks and the big ears, you will think it is suffering? Let me assure you that it never complains because it is very comfortable,” said Lusaka.

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