Luhya leaders rally behind Mudavadi, Wetang’ula
Luhya leaders allied to both Kenya Kwanza and Azimio coalitions yesterday vowed to work together to ensure the community votes as a bloc in the 2027 General Election. They also recognised Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi (left) as the community’s leader.
Led by Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetang’ula, they said the community would no longer vote in a divided fashion. “We have the numbers but our weakest point has been casting our ballots in different baskets. This will be a thing of the past,” said Wetang’ula.
The politicians were speaking in Ikolomani Constituency, Kakamega County, where they were hosted by MP Benard Shinali at a fundraiser for Lirhembe Friends Church. They included Deputy Governor Ayub Savula, Woman Representative Elsie Muhanda and MPs Fred Ikana ( Shinyalu), Bishop Titus Khamala (Lurambi) and Navakholo’s Emmanuel Wangwe.
Also in attendance was Sirisia MP John Waluke, his Khwisero counterpart Christopher Aseka and several Members of County assemblies.
“We will champion the interests of our people as a team. There is no longer anything like Azimio or Kenya Kwanza,” said Wetang’ula.
Shinali said Kakamega was already reaping from the current administration even as the majority voted for Azimio in the last polls. The sentiments were echoed by Savula, Muhanda, Aseka, Khamala, Waluke and Wangwe.