Politics: Mudavadi, Wetangula Shield Ruto From Controlling Western Votes
Prime Cabinet Secretary, Musalia Mudavadi, and National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula hatched strategies to shield their western Kenya backyard from further pilferage from political nemesis Raila Odinga and President William Ruto.
The impending by-election where Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance fielded a candidate against Ford Kenya informed their decision to unite in the Bungoma senatorial by-election.
ANC Secretary General announced that the party would back Wetang’ula’s Ford Kenya in the by-election against Ruto’s UDA.
“We have found it decent and good manners to leave it to Wetang’ula’s team (Ford Kenya) to defend their seat,” Mr Gikuru revealed.
Interestingly, Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa, who was elected on a UDA ticket, solicited votes for Ford Kenya’s Wakoli.
Kakamega Senator Boniface Khalwale and Webuye West MP Dan Wanyama, however, have hit the ground running drumming up support for Mwambu Mabonga.
The December 8 Bungoma senatorial by-election fronted Mudavadi and Mr Wetang’ula with an opportunity to face off with Ruto’s UDA under Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
Raila’s Azimio la Umoja backed former Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi of Democratic Action Party-Kenya (DAP-K). The Bungoma poll will be conducted on December 8.
Charles Ngome and Members of the former Bungoma County Assembly who were floored in the August polls.
Wetang’ula stated that there was a need to make Ford Kenya firm so that he can also have the energy to engage and negotiate for bigger projects for the region.
“It’s you to give me support before outsiders can think of the same, let us not divide the Luhya community,” Wetang’ula expressed.