Busia Women representative Florence Mutua has defended her status of origin, saying she is Luhya, contrary to sceptics who consider her a foreigner.
Speaking during ”Jambo Kenya” programme on radio Citizen on Wednesday, Mutua said Busia is her home and that’s where she will be buried when she dies.
“My parents are from Vihiga County. My husband and children are Marachians from Butula Sub County. Anybody who doubts should ask me. I am planning to take a delegation from Busia County to our Vihiga home in January 2017 to know my parents and my roots,” she said.
Mutua told those spreading propaganda regarding her roots that a tribe does not make you a better leader. “People should go beyond tribe, the last name syndrome, and look at the individual’s track record.”
Mutua who is also the ODM Deputy Organizing Secretary said the Orange Party is still dominant in Busia and Western region, adding that Jubilee’s claims of making inroads in the region were a figment of their imagination.
She said the delegates conference in Kakamega on Friday will be the turning point in the party’s endeavour to enumerate what it will do to the people of Western when it takes over power in 2017.
“ODM is still strong in the region despite the exit of some legislators. As a party, we believe in justice and freedom and we are ready to redeem the country’s image.
The party primaries will be done in a fair and transparent manner. We shall also not condone corruption which is the worst disease afflicting Kenyans,” she said.
Mutua said the party welcomes Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi for the formation of a formidable force to oust Jubilee from power in 2017.
She also railed the IEBC commissioners for “illegally” executing procurement roles. “What Issack Hassan and his team should be focusing on is compiling hand over notes and not handling issues like voters’ registers and procurement,” she said.