The Kenya Kwanza Alliance has rebuked utterances made by Kanduyi MP and Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K) leader Wafula Wamunyinyi that it should not be allowed to hold public rallies in Bungoma and Trans Nzoia.
In a press statement issued by the Secretary General of the Ford Kenya Party, Dr. Chris Wamalwa, the alliance said Kenya is a democratic country and such utterances are not good for Kenyans. Instead, he said, politicians should preach peace and not use inciteful words that might cause division.
Dr. Chris Wamalwa said Trans Nzoia is a cosmopolitan county and, therefore, restricting other politicians from holding public rallies through incitement is not in order. He said they won’t regret working with Depity President William Ruto, adding that soon the alliance will hold its first public rally in the county.
Recently, while in Trans Nzoia, Wafula Wamunyinyi accused his former boss, Senator Moses Wetangula, and ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi of auctioning the Luhya community to support people whom he termed as thieves to the State House instead of fulfilling the promise he made that he would run for the presidency.
‘’We are not going to support the two thieves who came together for marriage to form an alliance to finish our country,” said Wamunyinyi.
His utterance was supported by Lugari MP Ayub Savula, who some weeks ago defected from the ANC to DAP-K just before Mudavadi joined Ruto.
Savula urged the Luhya community in Western Kenya and Trans Nzoia to support Azimio la Umoja so as to avoid being left out of the next government.
Savula said it would be shameful for Musalia to accept a ministerial position as per the power sharing of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance, saying the time has come for Luhyas to be in government.
Mike Musungu is a reporter at Radio Simba in Bungoma and a correspondent of Trans Nzoia County for the Western Kenya Times.