Kibunguchy on verge of joining UDP after ditching ODM

Likuyani MP Dr.  Enoch Kibunguchy speaking to residents in Likuyani

After ditching ODM, Likuyani MP Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy has send strong signals of joining Cyrus Jirongo’s led United Democratic Party (UDP).

Speaking in his Likuyani constituency, where Jirongo was also present, Kibunguchy reiterated and reaffirmed ditching ODM and accused some party’s operatives in Kakamega County of attempting to end his political career prematurely.

“It is good they displayed their hidden cards early enough before the next general elections, which has enabled me to read the wider picture,” said Kibunguchy in veiled reference to ODM’s Deputy Party Leader, Wycliffe Oparanya, whom he has on several occasions blamed for orchestrating dirty schemes, aimed at watering down his popularity in Likuyani constituency.

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

The outspoken MP asked his supporters to ditch ODM and meanwhile channel their energies towards popularizing Jirongo’s UDP in the area.

“Because Jirongo, Dr. Bonny Khalwale and I have resolved to walk together as a formidable team that will reshape the political landscape of the Luhya nation,” revealed Kibunguchy amid cheers from hundreds of residents.

And when he took to the podium, Jirongo confirmed Kibunguchy’s sentiments and disclosed he had mandated the Likuyani MP with the task of overseeing UDP activities in the area.

“Take it serious when Kibunguchy says he has ditched ODM because like the late Michael Kijana Wamalwa, he never says what he doesn’t mean.

Therefore, I plead with you to walk with him in UDP,” said the former Lugari legislator.

The two politicians, including Khalwale who was absent, have vowed to mount strong campaigns in western region aimed at uniting the Luhya community ahead of 2017 general elections.