Form a sin­gle party to ri­val Ju­bilee – CS

Wa­malwa has asked Kenyans to shun small par­ties with re­gional ori­en­ta­tion

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties - JOHN NALIANYA AND JANE CHEROTICH @TheS­tarKenya

Wa­ter Cab­i­net Sec­re­tary Eugene Wa­malwa has told the Cord prin­ci­pals to dis­solve their re­gional par­ties and form one party with a na­tional out­look if they dream of com­pet­ing with the Ju­bilee Party.

The CS asked the op­po­si­tion lead­ers to em­u­late Ju­bilee and cre­ate a po­lit­i­cal party that will unite Kenyans.

“We should form par­ties based on ide­olo­gies and man­i­festos and do away with small tribal par­ties that will di­vide Kenyans along tribal lines,” Wa­malwa said.

He asked Kenyans to vote for lead­ers who have joined par­ties that ac­com­mo­date all com­mu­ni­ties and shun the small ones with a re­gional ori­en­ta­tion.

Wa­malwa, how­ever, asked Luhyas to sup­port him to help him to win the Nairobi gover­nor po­si­tion on a Ju­bilee ticket.

“I have been sup­ported by all com­mu­ni­ties and it will be a be­trayal if my own peo­ple de­cline to sup­port me in the city race,” he said.

The CS said he will launch more projects with Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta and Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto be­fore the end of the year.

For­mer ODM youth leader Rashid Mohamed said he will throw his weight be­hind Wa­malwa’s bid. He asked Luhyas to with­draw their sup­port for the Nairobi gover­nor.

/ JANE CHEROTICH

Wa­ter CS Eugene Wa­malwa, Bu­sia Gover­nor Sospeter Ojaa­mong and PS Fred Ser­gor in Bu­sia on Fri­day

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