WAMALWA, ESELI FEUD
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.