Mudavadi meets Luhya MPs, vows to champion community’s interests
Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi today held a consultative breakfast meeting with Members of the National Assembly and Senators hailing from the Western region. The meeting brought together lawmakers from the Azimio and Kenya Kwanza coalition.
In a post on his social media platforms, Mudavadi stated that they discussed and agreed on the unity of purpose by leaders and the sharing of national resources for the region's social-economy development.
"I had a fruitful consultative breakfast meeting with Parliamentarians from the Western Region today.
We discussed and agreed on the unity of purpose by leaders, and the sharing of national resources for the region's social-economy development. The progress of our country will be accelerated when leaders unite, focus, and advocate for the interests of the people," the Prime CS posted.
Mudavadi's call for unity comes just a day after former Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya declared his intent to ditch ODM Leader Raila Odinga's fold and shift focus to unifying the Luhya community.
Oparanya on Luhya Unity
Speaking for the first time since the August 9 General-Election, Oparanya (pictured) said he will henceforth deploy his energies to unite the Luhya community.
“I am offering myself from now to lead the unity drive of our people. I am done with Raila and even if he bad-mouthes me, God forbid, he knows, he will not be forgiven,” Oparanya said.
The ODM deputy party leader noted that the Luhya community had supported Raila in five successive elections in vain, adding it was time for them to chart a different political destiny to be able to be in government after 2027. Oparanya led the Azimio Western Kenya vote hunt during the August polls and won key seats in Kakamega, Vihiga and Busia counties.
He has since accused the Opposition coalition leadership of betraying the trust of the Luhya community, adding that their support and endorsement of Raila has not counted in the sharing of election spoils.
He cited minority slots in both the National Assembly, Senate as well as the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) as areas where the community’s numerical strength counted less.