NO GOOD INTENTIONS

Wetang'ula dictatorship birthed DAP-K, says Wamunyinyi

He accuses the senator for using Ford Kenya for his personal gains.

In Summary
  • Wamunyinyi urged the region to rally behind Raila Odinga’s presidential bid, saying the former premier will revamp the region's economy. 
  • He said Defence CS Eugene and Kakamega Governor Oparanya should be crowned the new Luhya kingpins.
Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa, Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati, Sirisia MP John Waluke and DAP-K party leader Wafula Wamunyinyi during the Azimio la Umoja campaigns on May 16, 2022.
Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa, Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati, Sirisia MP John Waluke and DAP-K party leader Wafula Wamunyinyi during the Azimio la Umoja campaigns on May 16, 2022.
Image: TONY WAFULA
Sirisia MP John Waluke addresses residents at Mayuba stadium on May 16, 2022.
Sirisia MP John Waluke addresses residents at Mayuba stadium on May 16, 2022.
Image: TONY WAFULA

The dictatorship in Ford Kenya led members to form DAP-K, Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi has said.

“If there is a party that has really frustrated some of us, it is the Ford Kenya party and [Moses] Wetang’ula’s dictatorship. Let's support our new party DAP-K and grow it,” Wamunyinyi said.

He was addressing residents at Mayuba stadium on Sunday during the Azimio la Umoja campaigns in Bungoma.

Wamunyinyi, who is also the DAP-K leader, accused Wetang’ula of using Ford Kenya for his personal gains.

The Kanduyi lawmaker criticised Wetang'ula and his ANC counterpart, Musalia Mudavadi, saying the duo have failed the region through constant lies and threats that they will run for the presidency.

He said Defence Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya should be crowned the new Luhya kingpins.

Wamunyinyi urged the region to rally behind Raila Odinga’s presidential bid, saying it is only the former Prime Minister who has good intentions to revamp the economy.

Wamalwa, who was present at the event, trashed Ruto’s decision to pick Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua as the running mate, hitting out at Mudavadi for being sidelined by the Deputy President William Ruto.

“I am feeling pity for my brother Musalia Mudavadi. How can Ruto pick Rigathi and assume a senior man like Mudavadi. I expected him (Mudavadi) to be picked as the running mate,” Wamalwa said.

He further said Kenya Kwanza is not about Kenya but it is about Ruto’s ambitions and his personal interests, arguing that UDA has taken control of the coalition.

“Let me tell my Sirisia people, Luhyas have nothing in the Kenya Kwanza. Everything is controlled by Ruto himself. By extension, his party has fielded candidates in all positions in Nairobi county,” he said.

Former National Assembly speaker Kenneth Marende said Western region needs a new kingpin who will lead the region, pointing an accusing finger at Mudavadi for failing the region.

Marende said Ruto is the enemy of development in the country, citing his past moves to oppose the 2010 Constitution and the Building Bridges Initiative.

“Ruto’s bottom –up economic model cannot solve Kenyans problems. He is telling us that resources will move from bottom to up then what is the importance of devolution?” Marende posed. 

Sirisia MP John Waluke urged Wamalwa and Oparanya to rally the region behind Raila’s State House bid.

Waluke, who is a former UDA member, said he made the bold step to quit the party to back Raila after wide consultations that Ruto won’t become president.

He said he will vie for the seat on a Jubilee Party ticket, saying he is the Jubilee point man in Bungoma county. 

On Bungoma politics, Waluke urged residents to factor in Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati’s re-election bid. He faulted Wetang’ula for imposing former Ken Lusaka on the people.

 

(edited by Amol Awuor)

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