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Leaders clash over the elusive Luhya unity, visits to DP Ruto's home

11 January 2016, 08:23 Ben Wafula

Bungoma - Ford Kenya party leader, Moses Wetang’ula and his New Ford Kenya counterpart, Kenneth Lusaka have differed over the elusive Luhya unity and the visits to Deputy President William Ruto’s home.

Speaking at a burial ceremony over the weekend in Naitiri, Tongaren constituency, Wetang’ula faulted the Luhya leaders' delegations which have been paying visits to DP’s Sugoi home as inconsequential saying they will not benefit the Western Region.

The Bungoma Senator said that instead of meeting and discussing their issues, they were meeting to insult Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leaders.

The CORD Co-principal accused Jubilee leaders of thinking only about their welfare and forgetting about issues affecting the country like corruption, poor leadership, mismanagement and unemployment.

“The other day, the former Mp Justus Kizito actually abused me and other CORD leaders. If that is their agenda of feeding on bread and soda and abusing other duly elected leaders, they are doomed. We as opposition leaders will continue to highlight on ills facing the country up to the end,” he said.

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Wetang’ula called on other Luhya leaders to unite so they can take the country’s leadership in the next general election.

“The only undoing with us Luhyas is that everybody is eyeing the presidency; let’s sit down and appoint one of us as a flag bearer. If we continue being divided, we can’t make it. I want to be CORD’s flag bearer and I need your support,” he said.

However, Governor Lusaka told Wetang’ula to first get the CORD’s ticket and all the Luhyas will rally behind him in the next general elections.

“You should convince us that you will be the CORD’s presidential candidate then we will support you as our son, because no mad person can stop supporting his own kinsmen if he has been offered the chance to lead the country but if you will not be given the mantle we will automatically support a Jubilee Party candidate,” he said.

Lusaka defended the Western leaders and opinion shapers' delegation visit to Deputy President William Ruto Sugoi home, noting that they were planning on how to defeat the opposition in the next general election.

“We are planning our future because we want to be in the government after the next elections. No one plans to be in opposition; we are basically in talks until March when we will see how all the small parties can be dissolved to form one big party,” he said.

Wetang’ula accused the Jubilee administration leadership of overseeing a corrupt regime which has seen the country get global attention.

He said that as the opposition they will be going to court to know who stole the Eurobond money.

“The country’s investigating agencies have been crippled, that’s why they can’t reveal any malpractices within the system. We want the court to give us a go-ahead so we can know the beneficiaries of the Eurobond money," he said.

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