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I won't attack you again, let's unite—Ngome tells Lusaka

Bungoma deputy governor seeks support in his bid to become senator

In Summary
  • Lusaka served as the first Bungoma governor between 2013 and 2017 when he lost to Wycliffe Wangamati.
  • Ngome has been a fierce critic of Lusaka, often defending his boss Wangamati.
Bungoma deputy governor Ngome kibanani with Senate Speaker Kenneth lusaka in Miendo
lusakangome Bungoma deputy governor Ngome kibanani with Senate Speaker Kenneth lusaka in Miendo
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Bungoma deputy governor Kibanani Ngome has hinted at working with Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka, saying he will no longer attack the former county chief.

Lusaka served as the first Bungoma governor between 2013 and 2017 when he lost to Wycliffe Wangamati.

Ngome has been a fierce critic of Lusaka, often defending his boss Wangamati.

Speaking in Webuye West constituency on Saturday, Ngome announced a ceasefire with Lusaka and asked for his support as he seeks to become the next Bungoma senator.

"Mr Speaker, from today henceforth, I will never attack you. I am running for senator and who knows we can work together," he said.

Lusaka has previously declared his intention to unseat Wangamati, a move that Ngome had opposed.

The deputy governor has been campaigning for Wangamati's reelection until they fell out.

The deputy governor's budget was subsequently slashed by Wangamati's administration, sources said.

Ngome spoke when he attended a burial in Miendo village where Lusaka was present.

The Speaker called on Luhya leaders to work together to increase their bargaining power at the national level.

He said there was no need for leaders to engage in endless wars of words which only hurt the community.

"I am calling on all leaders to come so that we work together because that is my kind of politics," Lusaka said.

He said he had forgiven all leaders who had fought him and spread propaganda during his reign as Bungoma governor.

"I can't carry with me the burden of unforgiveness. I am ready to work with everyone," he said.

 

 

-Edited by SKanyara