Mudavadi was shortchanged, says Stanley Livondo

Stanley Livondo addressing locals at Jeptulu Market at Hamisi Sub County, Vihiga County

Former deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi was shortchanged in the new political arrangement of National Super Alliance (NASA), according to Stanley Livondo. Livondo said the post given to Mudavadi does not exist in the constitution of Kenya and therefore Mudavadi should leave NASA and join Jubilee party.

Mudavadi had been given a premier cabinet secretary in charge of government coordination if the coalition forms the next government. “Mudavadi, as the founder of NASA should have gotten more. The new post given to him is ridicule,” said Livondo.

He added that the happenings show clearly that Mudavadi is not interested in the Presidency but out to look for his personal interests at the expense of the locals. He said there was the need to form a new group of young leaders from Western Kenya to take the mantle from Mudavadi who is detached from the people.

“Mudavadi only wanted to be a Minister in the NASA government. We can as well give him the Cabinet Secretary post of devolution that was formerly held by Anne Waiguru who went for the gubernatorial seat if he leaves NASA,” said Livondo.

He added that as a new group in Western region, they have given Mudavadi an ultimatum of one month to change his mind or else forget about the post in the next Jubilee government. “It is better to wait for five or ten years to be the President of Kenya but not to wait for more than 15 or 20 years while in opposition,” said Livondo, citing that Mudavadi is better positioned to be President if he joins Jubilee party.

He wondered how Mudavadi was convinced to take the post yet the people of Akamba community under the leadership of Kalonzo Musyoka had acted coldly to the position of deputy President. “Mudavadi is a letdown and an embarrassment to Luhya Nation. He must wake up from his slumber if he is really interested in the Presidency,” said Livondo.

In a thinly veiled attack to Mudavadi, he said the former Sabatia MP had done nothing to his people during his long tenure in government and should come out firmly to pinpoint any viable projects he initiated while in government.

He said the father of the Amani National Congress leader, the late Moses Mudamba, left the Western community in government but his son wants them to survive in the opposition that has nothing to offer.

Livondo was speaking in Hamisi Sub County when he met Jubilee officials and aspirants in the area. At the same time, he opened a new jubilee branch office at Jeptulu, in Hamisi Sub County. This area is seen as a stronghold of ANC party and leader Musalia Mudavadi.