Kibunguchy tells Luhya presidential hopefuls to unite

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former Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo (left) and Dr.Enoch Kibunguchy Likuyani MP. Photo/ Joseph Amunya/ West Fm

Likuyani legislator, Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy, has told presidential hopefuls from the Luhya community to either unite and back a single candidate ahead of the 2017 General Elections or stop dreaming about the country’s presidency.

Speaking in his constituency Kibunguchy urged Amani National Congress (ANC) Leader, Musalia Mudavadi, United Democratic Party (UDP)’s Cyrus Jirongo and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula to swallow individual pride and agree to front one of them for the country’s topmost seat.

former Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo (left) and Dr.Enoch Kibunguchy Likuyani MP. Photo/ Joseph Amunya/ West Fm
former Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo (left) and Dr.Enoch Kibunguchy Likuyani MP. Photo/ Joseph Amunya/ West Fm

 

“But if by 2017 things will have remained as they are now, then the Luhya community should forget about the presidency,” Kibunguchy told mourners at Mawe Tatu village in his constituency.

The legislator appealed to Mudavadi to lead a constructive dialogue with other presidential hopefuls, including Jirongo, Wetangula and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary, Eugene Wamalwa, in order to enable the region sponsor one candidate in 2017 presidential elections.

“Since we regard and respect Mudavadi as the senior-most politician in western province, we therefore expect him to provide leadership that could eventually untangle the problem of Luhya disunity.

Kibunguchy who has publicly declared he will defend his parliamentary seat in the next elections said he was ready to support Luhya’s quest for the presidency on condition that the community rallied behind a single and serious candidate for the same.

“We should stop deceiving ourselves that we will be able to capture the presidency by fronting more than one candidate,” said the legislator who urged youths in the region to apply for national identity cards and register as voters before the coming General Elections.