Leaders have come out to call for Musalia Mudavadi to be endorsed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and former prime minister Raila Odinga for the presidency in 2022. As the larger Mudavadi family, friends and leaders led by President Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga converged at Mululu in Sabatia, Vihiga County for the funeral of the late Mama Hannah Mudavadi, eyes were fixed on the elusive presidential race and calls for unity among Kenyans.
ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi was heavily supported by a section of leaders who pledged to walk with him, endorsed his presidential bid and urged the head of state to support him also. Drawing on past experiences where Mudavadi supported both President Uhuru and Raila in their bids, leaders said Mudavadi has been loyal, selfless in the past and he deserves the same support.
Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja affirmed that he will fully support Musalia Mudavadi’s bid for the presidency come 2022, saying he is the person who has the most acceptable profile as a leader in Kenya. “The person who is most acceptable all over Kenya, who no one is afraid and skeptical of is Musalia Mudavadi.”
His sentiments were echoed by Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa who said Musalia isn’t just a politician but has the qualities of a gentleman. However, he urged all leaders who’ve pledged to support him not to abandon him at the last minute, “We’ve heard Western leaders saying Musalia won’t walk alone, let us say what we mean and mean what we say, like gentlemen.”
Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa said Musalia has the qualities of a President shown by his selflessness and it’s high time President Kenyatta and Raila return the favor and support him. “This is a man who has been very selfless. Today, as our mother rests, we declare that Musalia is enough for the presidency,” said Wamalwa. With many still unsure of who the Luhya nation leader is, former MP Musikari Kombo said the region shouldn’t be used for sport anymore, and Musalia should be its sole leader,. He said anyone who wants to access the region should go through Musalia, who will then issue further direction, “People have used the Luhya nation as a brewing pot, where they drink from and leave anytime they want, that shouldn’t be he case,” he said.