Small parties have no future in Kenya, says Eugene Wamalwa
26 September 2016, 08:37
Busia - Water Cabinet Secretary, Eugene Wamalwa has said that small parties formed to rival Jubilee and Cord in next year's elections have no future in Kenya.
"Registering Cord as a party to rival Jubilee is good for democracy and National Cohesion in the country. Other small parties formed along tribal lines will never stand the taste of time," Wamalwa revealed in Busia on Friday during the signing of deeds of transfer of water and sanitation services to Kakamega and Busia.
Flanked by Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong, Wamalwa asked Luhya leaders to emulate his late brother Wamalwa Kijana and Masinde Muliro who died while still supporting their national and not tribal parties.
"Muliro was the founder member of KADU which was not a Luhya party and which believed in Majimbo and not tribalism. My brother formed NARC which was also not tribal party.
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"The dissolution of affiliate parties to form Jubilee Party does not mean killing democracy in the country but uniting all Kenyans and it is good for national cohesion," he said.
Ojaamong disagreed with Bumula MP Bonface Otysula who urged the Busia Governor to look for votes without supporting ODM party leader Raila Odinga.
The MP had also claimed that he suffered with Ojaamong in 2005 during the "Banana" and "Orange" supremacy and in 2007 when they suffered unexpected defeat.
"I will not allow the country to plunge into single party dictatorship the KANU way. I sympathize with you my brother for crossing to Jubilee with catastrophic consequences.
Jubilee is now a full house with many people now seeking refuge in verandas. Soon you will find yourself like a lone ranger in the wilderness," Ojaamong told the Bumula legislator
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