For­get bid for pres­i­dency, Lusaka tells We­tang’ula

Bun­goma gov­er­nor said We­tang’ula’s pres­i­den­tial am­bi­tions are far-fetched, out of reach and can only hap­pen in dream­land

The Star (Kenya) - - Front Page - BRIAN OJAMAA @ojamab

Bun­goma Gov­er­nor Ken­neth Lusaka has asked Se­na­tor Moses We­tang’ula to for­get his pres­i­den­tial am­bi­tions.

He said We­tang’ula’s pres­i­den­tial am­bi­tions are far-fetched, out of reach, can only hap­pen in dream­land and that the se­na­tor should stop con­fus­ing Western res­i­dents.

Lusaka spoke on Satur­day at Mayuba Sta­dium in Sirisia con­stituency dur­ing a funds drive presided over by Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto.

The gov­er­nor said We­tang’ula should stop build­ing cas­tles in the air and wake up to the re­al­ity that he will never be Cord’s flag­bearer in the polls. “We are po­litely ask­ing our brother to cross over from the op­po­si­tion and join Ju­bilee, which will make the next gov­ern­ment be­cause there is no fu­ture for him in Cord,” he said.

Lusaka said the Luhya com­mu­nity can­not go it alone in the polls.

“We once tried that mid­dle path with Musalia Mu­davadi’s Amani and we failed. We would not like a re­peat of that,” he said.

Lusaka said for long, Western res­i­dents have been in the cold for be­ing in the op­po­si­tion and fight­ing the gov­ern­ment, which has hurt devel­op­ment. “We are at the cen­tre of Ju­bilee, which is go­ing to form the next gov­ern­ment, and we want our peo­ple to be part of it,” he said.

/BRIAN OJAMAA

Bun­goma Gov­er­nor Ken­neth Lusaka in Mayuba Sta­dium on Satur­day

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