ANC Leader Musalia Mudavadi, Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula and Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa have said now is the best time to rally all Luhyas towards a single front of having a Luhya president.The leaders said timing was right as President Uhuru retires in 2022.It was the first time the three were sharing same podium after 2017 polls.
“From today hence forth, we will not entertain journeys aimed at dividing our people. We are going to be one and this is the solidarity we assure you.This year, the country celebrated its 56th Madaraka Day having been served by only four presidents from two communities. It’s only fair that the two ruling communities realise that there are also others that can produce presidents and this doesn’t mean we are being ethnic but just saying let us share Kenya equally,” added Mudavadi,” said Mudavadi.
The leaders who were speaking in Lugulu village in Butula sub-county where they attended the burial of former councillor George Kwena, said the presence of their presence in same venue was a confirmation of their willingness to walk together for the sake of the region.
“It’s not by accident that we all here. Our colleagues from Central Kenya have always pulled together. I am ready to support my brother here Musalia and vice versa to ensure that we have a realistic chance,” said Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula.
On his part, Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa laughed off those saying Luhya unity was elusive and vowed they would work extra hard to have the Luhya nation under a single umbrella.
”Last year, in Kitale you saw us together. In December while in Mbale, Vihiga County, you saw us together and today again we are here in Busia. I want to assure you that we will continue to walk together and intensify efforts to bring home those who have lost network.I pity those moving around saying we won’t unite. The region is going to be a game changer when political bell rings. We will shock those banking on our divisions, poverty, buy leaders and even votes,” stated the CS.