Ford Kenya leader and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya have appealed to Luhya leaders to work towards a unity of purpose ahead of the 2022 general elections.
Governor Oparanya has reiterated that political leaders from the Luhya nation must provide leadership and direction to ensure the Mulembe community’s inclusive participation in the new political dispensation come 2022.
He said exclusion of Kakamega County from on-going cross-party negotiations will sabotage Luhya unity participation in national leadership.
The Governor made the remarks when he addressed mourners at the home of the late Mama Monica Namayi at Iranda Village in Eshihaka, Mumias West Sub County.
His sentiments were echoed by Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula who appealed to Luhya leaders to work towards a unity of purpose.
Senator Wetangula also criticized the Cabinet Secretary for Education Amina Mohamed for the ongoing confusion in selection of Form 1 students countrywide and the proposed new primary education curriculum. Governor Oparanya also decried the declining education standards in Western Kenya and faulted the national government’s delocalization system for the area’s poor performance in national examinations.
On the sugar sector’s woes, the Governor said that the Kshs. 2.6 billion payment for sugar cane farmers as directed by President Uhuru Kenyatta during Mashujaa Day is yet to be released by the national government but farmers from all sugar cane growing areas of Kenya will benefit.