Professionals from the Luhya community have embarked on a mission of bringing together all the politicians from the region with a view of
forming a formidable voting bloc ahead of the 2022 elections.
Led by its chairperson through the umbrella of Luhya Unity restoration Fredrick Aswan Shisia, he said for a long time the community has been used by outsiders to sell their interests, and they leave the region with little development after elections.
Shisia noted that the region lacked unity, due to the fact that leaders don’t speak in one voice, adding that some leaders are residing in political affiliations that are being fronted by leaders from other communities.
His sentiments were echoed by Justina
Sitti, a former director at Kenya Seed, who called upon leaders in the community to swallow their pride and work together as a team to enhance the region’s political, economic and social growth.
She, however, lauded both the economic recovery axis led by Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and the team led by ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula, saying the two fronts are fighting for the good of the Western region. She urged the two camps to unite.
Moreover, professionals Dr. Luke Wafula and engineer Mukhonge called upon residents of the Western region to stop undermining each other
in political fora and instead embrace each other for meaningful development projects to be realized.