USING TRICKS TO WOO VOTERS

Bottom up scheme out to hoodwink Kenyans, says Wamalwa

CS says DP opposed reforms which brought devolution which has transformed the country

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"If his rejection of the new constitution went through in 2010, he said Kenyans would have missed out on the gains brought about by devolution," Wamalwa said.

Former Speaker Kenneth Marende with his running mate and DAP-K patron Eugene Wamalwa at Mumboha
Former Speaker Kenneth Marende with his running mate and DAP-K patron Eugene Wamalwa at Mumboha
Image: MARTIN OMBIMA

​​Cabinet secretary for Defence Eugene Wamalwa has criticised Deputy President William Ruto's bottom up economic model terming it a plot to hoodwink​​ Kenyans.

 The CS said Ruto opposed reforms and the constitution which brought devolution which has transformed the country.

He said the DP can't bring any change in the country if he takes over as the head of state.

"If his rejection of the 2010 constitution went through, Kenyans would have missed out on the gains brought about by devolution," Wamalwa said.

The CS was speaking at Mumboha grounds in Luanda town where former Speaker Kenneth Marende was launching his gubernatorial bid.

Former Speaker Kenneth Marende during the official launch his campaign at Mumboha grounds.
Former Speaker Kenneth Marende during the official launch his campaign at Mumboha grounds.
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“DP Ruto has hoodwinked  the Luhya community by creating nonexistent positions to solemnise his union with ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula,” Wamalwa said.

He said the second in command is deploying tricks and lies to endear himself to voters, pointing out the proposal to make Mudavadi Chief Minister yet he opposed the BBI initiative which proposed expansion of the executive.

Wamalwa said bottom up was not fit for the country, adding that the country has gained much through devolution.

He rooted for Azimio la Umoja Kenya Moja candidate Raila Odinga saying once he assumes office the allocation to the counties shall be scaled up.

The CS said the Luhya community stands a better chance to ascend in power through Raila’s leadership.

“But the likes of Mudavadi, Wetang'ula and the rest have been conned into supporting Ruto,” he said.

Marende asked the Luhya community and Kenyans to be wary of the DPs' theatrics which he said threatened to reverse the gains brought about by the 2010 constitution. 

"Ruto, is using lies and theatrics to defraud Kenyans at the same time supporting initiatives he vehemently opposed in the past,” he said.

Marende who launched his Vihiga governor bid availed his running mate Humphrey Kisia on Saturday.

Heis vying on a DAP-K ticket and is set to face off the incumbent Governor Wilber Ottichilo of ODM, Former governor Moses Akaranga (PPOK), George Khaniri (UDP), Francis Ominde (FPK), Alfred Agoi (Kenya Kwanza).

The banna of Former Speaker Kenneth Marende in Luanda town as he launches his gubernatorial race.
The banna of Former Speaker Kenneth Marende in Luanda town as he launches his gubernatorial race.
Image: MARTIN OMBIMA
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