NO VIOLENCE

Savula condemns Khalwale stoning, calls for peaceful campaigns

Lugari MP says no one should use youths to engage in violence

In Summary
  • The MP said use of violence is unacceptable in the ongoing campaigns.
  • Savula said that their administration will complete flagship projects initaited by Governor Wycliffe Oparanya
Kakamega governor running mate Ayub Savula addressing supporters in Matungu on Wednesday
Kakamega governor running mate Ayub Savula addressing supporters in Matungu on Wednesday
Image: HILTON OTENYO

Kakamega Azimio governor running mate Ayub Savula has condemned an attack on former Senator Bonny Khalwalwe and called for peaceful campaigns.

Addressing a campaign rally at Emakunda B in Matungu on Wednesday, Savula condemned the Tuesday incident where youths threw stones at Khalwale, terming it unacceptable.

“We want a peaceful election and no one should use our youths to engage in violence,” he said.

Khalwale's convoy was stoned by angry youths as he left a rally he addressed with Kakamega governor aspirant Cleophas Malala.

The youths were enraged by Khalwale's remarks that voters should gauge between him, Malala and Fernadez Barasa and pick their leaders because they were all sons of Kakamega.

Malala said Khalwale was confused.

“It’s his problem if he is eating from both sides,” Malala said.

Savula said their administration will complete all projects initiated by Governor Wycliffe Oparanya if elected.

He said that they will complete the Malava milk processing plant and upgrade Bukhungu stadium to international standards.

The Lugari MP said that they will allocate Sh20 million to ward development fund for all the 60 wards to ensure equitable development across the county.

In another rally at Mukhonje centre, Savula promised that their administration will ensure access to health services through the issuance of NHIF cards to disadvantaged families.

He said that they will also enhance the provision of education to disadvantaged families through an increased county bursary kitty.

The Azimio One Kenya Coalition and Kenya Kwanza Alliance are engaged in a tough political battle to control Kakamega. 

The two are the front runners in the race that also features Samuel Omukoko of Maendeleo Democratic Party, United Democratic Party leader Cyrus Jirongo, Suleiman Sumba(Kanu) and independent candidates Michael Osundwa and Optiso Otieno.

Kakamega is the epicenter of Luhya politics and those seeking the presidency are keen to wield control of the county.

(Edited by Tabnacha O)

Ayub Savula addressing supporters at Emakunda in Matungu constituency on Wednesday
Ayub Savula addressing supporters at Emakunda in Matungu constituency on Wednesday
Image: HILTON OTENYO
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