Wetang'ula relaxed ahead of make or break IEBC hearing
04 December 2015, 17:42
Nairobi - Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula is going on with his business as usual ahead of a crucial hearing which will decide his political future.
The CORD Co Principal faces the test of his life as he faces an Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commision IEBC hearing in January which will seek to see whether to punish him for voter bribery or not.
If he is punished, he faces political carnage as he will lose his seat and be banned from politics for 10 years.
That would represent the end of his political career but at present, he is relaxed and looking forward to the hearing set for January 12.
" The Senator is relaxed. He is confident his Political future is in safe hands and that come January he will be vindicated. He is taking it slow," a source close to the CORD leader told News24.
Wetang'ula was his usual fiery self at the Senate on Thursday and did not seem perturbed by the IEBC snag, even though he did not comment on the matter afterwards when probed by members of the press.
" I will see you after the holidays," he said.
According to experts, the 5 man committee will be under serious pressure to deliver a positive result in favour of Wetangula, as a negative one would cause a major fallout in the political scene.
" I cannot imagine a negative result. It would be a bad ending and I am not sure the Commissioners appointed want to go through such an aftermath," Political scientist Michael Njenga says.
" The lobbying will be intense especially now that we know the identity of the committee members. It will be interesting to see how it goes," he added.
Wetang'ula is the de-facto leader of the Luhya Community and his loss would be a big blow to the CORD coalition with the 2017 General Elections just around the corner.
" It would be the end of CORD's 2017 challenge if he goes," Njenga believes.
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