Namwamba castigates his County Governor
16 August 2016, 08:14
Bungoma - Budalangi MP, Ababu Namwamba has urged Busia County residents to shun attempts by a section of leaders to preach tribal politics and discord among Busia communities.
Speaking at various meetings with delegates supporting his ‘Mulembe Consciousness” otherwise dubbed the ‘Third Force’, Namwamba took issue with Busia County Governor Sospeter Ojaamong for hiding behind his Iteso tribe to avoid taking responsibility for his ‘nonperformance’.
“When eating, the Governor’s seat is yours but when you have been cornered and asked to explain some issues on performance, the seat becomes Teso’s. You even go to the people in Teso telling them this is our seat, some people want to take it away, let us protect it with all energy.”
The MP reiterated that when he and other leaders from Luhyaland rallied their support behind the Governor in 2013, they knew that he was a Teso and wondered why now the Governor is claiming that they Luhyas want to vote him out because he is a Teso.
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“In fact, the truth is that Luhyas are the ones who voted for Ojaamong. You Tesos were for Eng. Vincent Sidai and voted for him overwhelmingly.”
Namwamba who has revealed that he will be forming his new political party in two weeks time, sought to assure the Iteso community that they are suitable and highly recognized in the Mulembe Consciousness form, even as he said he is a Teso by assimilation.
“The word Mulembe in Luhya means peace. It’s a greeting to symbolize peace. It does not mean that the outfit is for Luhyas only. We may have as well said Yoga consciousness. This is a force that will bring together all people of like minds and will offer alternative option away from Cord and Jubilee politics.
"I am a Teso by assimilation because when I finished primary I was called to a secondary school in Nairobi but decided that I will school in my County and chose Kolanya Boys in Teso north. This is just to show that am not tribal and have the Teso nation at heart.”
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