Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi have castigated the Governors from the Western region and Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa for having misplaced priorities when they visited President Uhuru Kenyatta. In a meeting held at the home of Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa on Saturday, the leaders said the Governors-Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati, Vihiga Governor Wilber Ottichilo, Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong, Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba-didn’t present beneficial projects.
“The five Governors from this region and Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa didn’t push for the region’s development projects when they visited President Kenyatta but they instead negotiated for a bus,” said Wetangula, adding that the leaders presented meager projects they want implemented. He said they didn’t address the challenges facing the region, including poor roads, poor pay for maize farmers and the state of coffee farming.
On his part, Musalia Mudavadi assured residents of Western that he’ll continue working with Wetangula and that they;ll ensure one of them gets to the Presidency seat come 2022. He, however, downplayed calls from a section of Luhya leaders including Governor Oparanya to dissolve their parties and form one party for the Western region, adding hat ding so means the country will be going back to a one-party state. He called out Oparanya, saying his sentiments were hypocritical, given that he is the deputy party leader for ODM, and COTU boss Francis Atwoli is a self declared KANU life time member.