Shame as police assail Mudavadi in Emuhaya while protecting Oparanya

by GW Reporter

Police and state operators continued to harass ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi’s and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetang’ula as they sought to meet opinion leaders in western Kenya on Saturday morning.

Security agencies within Luanda and Emuhaya sub-counties laid siege at the entrance to MP Omboko Millemba’s home, where the meeting was to take place.

But as this played out in Emuhaya constituency, Three governors from western Kenya and the CS for devolution Eugene Wamalwa were enjoying state security as they met teachers at Kibabii university in Bungoma.

And instead of stating their agenda, Wamalwa and governors Wycliffe Oparanya, Wilbur Ottichilo, Sospeter Ojaamong and Wycliffe Wangamati made Wetangula and Mudavadi their subject of discussion.

The CS and governors claimed the two luhya leaders had no agenda for the community despite being in leadership for a long time.

At the Emuhaya meeting, Mudavadi and Wetangula were accompanied by Bungoma Woman Representative Catherine Wambilianga, Vihiga’s Beatrice Adagala, Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa, Ernest Kagesi and the host MP Omboko.

Mudavadi and Wetang’ula are meeting opinion leaders in Western to discuss the elusive Luhya unity.

Mudavadi and Wetang’ula will be in Vihiga and Kakamega counties on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Mudavadi had earlier raised concerns about the presence of security at Omboko’s home, saying he feared he might be the next target of intimidation.

Last weekend, the two were in Trans Nzoia and Busia, where they were endorsed by a section of elders to spearhead the Luhya unity.

As Mudavadi and Wetang’ula started their meetings last weekend, another faction of Luhya politicians, led by Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa, traversed the region to spearhead what they termed “unity and development agenda”.

Lugari MP Ayub Savula who is expected to host Mudavadi and Wetang’ula in Kakamega on Sunday at a venue to be decided, said, “The only recognised Luhya leaders are Mudavadi and Wetang’ula. The others are brokers and self-seekers out to misuse the Luhya community.”

In Kibabii, the governors and Wamalwa were calling for the support for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and in support of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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