You cannot win an MCA seat – Malala blasts Mukhisa over presidential bid

Monday, September 27th, 2021 11:57 | By
Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala. PHOTO/COURTESY

Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has poked holes into the coronation of presidential aspirant Mukhusa Kituyi as a luhya elder stating that Mukhisa can not win the presidency. 

Speaking on Sunday, September 26, Malala accused the former UNCTAD Secretary General for stage-managing his installation as an elder of the vote rich community. 

“I have seen a liar from Bungoma known as Mukhisa Kituyi who picked some elders to install him as the leader of luhyas. They dressed him in a skirt and made him an elder yet we are not even sure if the elders are from this region,” Malala said. 

The vocal senator further claimed that the rightful spokesperson and elder of the luny community is his party leader, ANC’s Musalai Mudavadi. 

“In December 2016, we all met at at Bukhungu stadium and settled on Mudavadi as the leader of the luny community and there is no debate about that,” Malala said. 

Malala further accused Mukhisa of being used by outsiders to destabilize the Western region politically. 

“We know that you are being used by outsiders, I saw that you invited Martha Karua and Kivutha Kibwana to that event. I would like to inform Karua and Kibwana that the holder of the keys to Western Kenya is Musalia Mudavadi,” Malala said. 

Last month, Mukhisa called on presidential aspirants from the Luhya community to unite and front one of their own ahead of the 2022 election.

Mukhisa said he regretted that leaders from the Luhya community were not approaching the 2022 polls as a united front with up to three of them showing interest in gunning for the top seat.

He said it was regrettable to see Amani National Congress leader (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetang’ula coalescing in the One Kenya Alliance, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya firmly in ODM leader Raila Odinga’s camp while some local MPs were campaigning for Deputy President William Ruto.

“We cannot ascend to power with such kind of divisions, we must speak with one voice,” Kituyi said adding that some leaders were pursuing own selfish interests and not the community’s good.

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