Thursday October 18, 2018-The much awaited Luhya unity may just be a mere pipe dream following the conflicting political views from the Western leaders.
Barely a week after FORD Kenya Party leader, Moses Wetang'ula, announced that he would not vie for the Presidency and instead will support Deputy President William Ruto during the 2022 General Election, his Amani National Congress counterpart, Musalia Mudavadi, thinks Wetangula’s move is ill informed.
Speaking during a joint requiem mass for victims of Fort Ternan bus accident at Amalemba grounds in Kakamega County yesterday, Mudavadi differed with Wetangula on backing Ruto's presidential bid.
"Our unity is very important and we need to prioritise this as leaders from Western Kenya.”
“I am glad Wetang'ula assured me we are on course though I don't agree with him on his recent decision to back Ruto," said Mudavadi.
The ANC leader was explicit that Ruto was their main political competitor and there was no logic in uniting and backing him in the next polls.
"I understand and want to presume Wetang'ula understands Ruto is our competitor.”
“We cannot work hard to unite ourselves and then go and join hands with our competitor."
"What science is that?" Mudavadi posed.
Former Kakamega Senator, Boni Khalwale, had also promised to back Ruto come 2022.
The Kenyan DAILY POST