Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula has expressed his disinterest in the seat of the Senate Minority Leader few days after he was bundled out and replaced by Siaya Senator James Orengo. Flanked by NASA co-principal Musalia Mudavadi and other Ford Kenya leaders, Wetangula said he arrived at the decision after a series of consultations.
He said in 2017, Ford Kenya unanimously agreed to support Raila Odinga in his presidential bid adding that he’ll not be part of the proposed NASA Senators retreat to deliberate on the way forward regarding the post.
“The situation will be like a goat taking itself to a den of hyenas and I will not subject myself to such a scenario and therefore, am going to focus on other issues,” he said.
He disclosed that previously a meeting convened to sort out the issue went sour after he was subjected to embarrassment and humiliation in front of the ODM party leader Raila Odinga saying he did nothing to help him secure the position.
Musalia Mudavadi on his part said he fully supports Wetangula’s decision saying as an eloquent lawyer and a seasoned politician and as leaders from Western Kenya they’ll kick-start talks of forming one political party.
He added that this will provide an avenue for the people of Mulembe nation to have their own way in matters politics saying they’ve been misused for a long time by other communities.
Musalia also called upon the church to accept to be a guarantor in national dialogue saying it’s still important for the country to set up a dialogue so as to have the pertinent issues addressed in the right manner.
The leaders had earlier attended a church service at Christ the King Catholic Church in Bungoma, in a mass led by Bishop Norman King’oo Wambua who called upon residents to live in harmony.