Leaders from the Mulembe community are on a silent move to solidify support for Prime CS Musalia Mudavadi and make him the regional kingpin.
Leaders allied to the Azimio la Umoja camp, and who were opposed to Mudavadi’s choice to support President William Ruto’s bid, are now reaching out to him to foster unity and consolidate the region’s national influence.
Already COTU — Central Organization of Trade Unions — boss, Francis Atwoli, paid Mudavadi a courtesy call on Tuesday at the Musalia Mudavadi Foundation headquarters in Nairobi in what is seen by other leaders as a sign of ‘bigger things yet to come’.
Mudavadi and National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula’s decision to support President William Ruto’s bid invited criticism from other Luhya leaders, whose support leaned towards Azimio leader Raila Odinga.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.