Likuyani MP Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy has called on political party leaders from the Luhya community to merge their parties and form one strong party that will unite the community.
Speaking in his constituency, Kibunguchy regretted the fate that befell Ford Kenya Moses Wetangula as the senate minority leader saying it was disappointing how the luhya community had been turned into a laughingstock and undermined by leaders from other communities due to the division among the community.
He said time was ripe for political party leaders from the community to dissolve their parties which includes Cyrus Jirongo’s UDP, Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC, Moses Akanga’s PPK, Moses Wetangula Ford Kenya among others and form one strong party that will serve the interest of all residents from the Western region.
Kibunguchy advised members of Luhya community to start strengthening their unity in preparation for 2022 general elections appealing to some self-seeker individuals to stop creating divisions in the community and using the same for political leverage.
The MP said the Luhya community has adequate numbers to seek the leadership of this nation but it was disappointing that despite having enough willpower to cultivate political landscape it has failed to so due to disunity among leaders.
“Political power lies within a community’s united strength. Therefore time is ripe for Luhyas to forge that unity of purpose if they hope to reclaim their political identity and required respect from other communities as well as clinch the presidency of this republic,” said
He said it was high time residents from Trans Nzoia, Bungoma, Kakamega, Vihiga and Busia counties especially the populous Luhya community, buried tribal and individualistic tendencies that have for a long time created divisions among them as they seek to produce the first president from community.
Kibunguchy regretted that it was saddening to see Luhyas take divergent positions instead of uniting and race together in the bid that will see one of their own ascend to the highest office in the country.
He said Western region had been politically sidelined for a long period because of the leaders’ disunity lamenting that it has only remained a stepping stone by politicians from other communities to ascend to national leadership.
“It’s a pity we Luhyas have simply agreed to remain stepping stones for other tribes yet we have the capacity of and supporting one of our own. It is high time we realized the importance of uniting and speaking in one voice politically,” said Kibunguchy urging leaders to shun their political party differences and forge a common front that would open doors for the community’s unity and formation of a single political party that will propel one of their own to the presidency