Keep off Bungoma politics, legislators caution CS Wamalwa
Yusuf Masibo and Titus Oteba
Members of Parliament from Bungoma allied to Deputy President William Ruto yesterday asked Defence Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa to keep off local politics.
They cautioned the CS against rallying support for his preferred presidential candidate in their region and advised him to stick to his Trans Nzoia home turf.
They vowed to teach him and his Democratic Alliance Party (DAP-Kenya) a lesson.
“Let Wamalwa concentrate on his job and Trans Nzoia politics and stop interfering with Bungoma,” said Mwambu.
They said Wamalwa has always been confusing Bungoma people in every election so that they vote differently.
“He is the one who asked Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang’ula to stop walking with ODM chief Raila Odinga but he is the one walking with him instead” said Wanyama.
They appealed to locals to back Ruto in the coming elections. They said the Bukusu community will never support Raila as he had frustrated both the late Wamalwa Kijana and Wetang’ula.
“We are not going to back Raila following what he did to our two Bukusu brothers,”said Mwambu.
Waluke said Ruto will form the next government and asked locals not be cheated again so that they continue being in opposition.
“Stop listening to outsiders who will confuse you more, vote for Ruto if we wanted to be in the next government”said Waluke.
Baraza asked Bungoma people to elect him as their next governor in the August elections.
The leaders spoke as they welcomed gubernatoral seat hopeful Zachariah Baraza to DP Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
Baraza announced that he will join UDA claiming it had grassroot support in the county. He is set to battle out with the incumbent Wycliffe Wangamati, senate speaker Ken Lusaka and Kibabii University dons Peter Khakina and Sophy Waliaula.
Baraza said he had chosen to save Bungoma County from bad leadership. He stated that after carrying out research for over six months he had identified UDA as the party that augurs well with county voters.