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A Luhya president is a mirage without unity, says Bifwoli

19 April 2016, 15:01 Ben Wafula

Bungoma - Former Bumula  Mp has called on all Luhya presidential hopefuls to unite and front one of them or else the community hopes of producing a president will still remain a mirage.

Speaking in Bungoma town, Bifwoli Wakoli said that Luhya unity is the only way to go if the community expects to elect one of them into state house.

He said that for a Luhya to make an impact in a political arena they should unite and form one formidable political force.

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“The infighting among the Luhya presidential hopefuls is our undoing, we will cpntnue being ruled until when we will realize that unity is the way to go, at the moment we are divided, no Maragoli or Bukusu will clinch the presidency until we unite and speak in one language,” said Wakoli.

The former Lands assistant minister said that the infighting between Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang’ula and his Amani National Congress counterpart Musalia Mudavadi is unhealthy for the residents of Western region.

“Let us produce one presidential candidate, then offer him enough support and he will have enough bargaining power with candidates from other regions, the infighting will not guarantee us any seat and we will continue being served by other communities,” said Wakoli.

Wakoli said the locals of Central Kenya are solely behind President Uhuru Kenyatta, those in Rift Valley are still supporting Deputy President William Ruto, Nyanza supports ODM party leader Raila Odinga while Eastern supports Kalonzo Musyoka but Western region is divided.

“When will we learn to unite and support one of us, our leaders are always fighting each other, let’s learn to unite and front one of us if we have to receive support from other regions or else Jubilee will still rule this country,” he said.

He has called on all Luhya leaders to remain focused so that they don’t remain in the cold and suffer in the opposition.

Wakoli is eyeing to recapture the Bumula seat in the next general election after he was defeated by the incumbent Boniface Otsiula in 2013.

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