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Ki­minini MP Chris Wamalwa and his Ton­garen coun­ter­part Eseli Simiyu en­gaged in a bit­ter ex­change at a pop­u­lar club in Ki­tale town, forc­ing pa­trons to in­ter­vene. On Fri­day night Wamalwa ac­cused Simiyu, who is also Ford-Kenya sec­re­tary gen­eral, of col­lud­ing with party leader Moses We­tang’ula to give some as­pi­rants direct nom­i­na­tions. A wait­ress at Ki­tale Club said Wamalwa, who is eye­ing Trans Nzoia gov­er­nor seat, ac­cused Simiyu of try­ing to im­pose un­pop­u­lar can­di­dates on the peo­ple. Wamalwa said Simiyu is a “li­a­bil­ity to the party”. Simiyu said Wamalwa fought him af­ter he told him off over giv­ing any­body direct nom­i­na­tion. “This is a very dis­re­spect­ful young man. It is not the first time he has fought me. He will not force me to do as he wants,” he said. Simiyu ac­cused Wamalwa of say­ing he should be given a direct ticket for the gov­er­nor seat, which he said is against the party con­sti­tu­tion. Ef­forts by We­tang’ula to bring Simiyu and Wamalwa to­gether at a county re­sort on Satur­day hit a snag when an­other tus­sle en­sued and they al­most fought.

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