Wetang’ula to launch his Presidential bid next month

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Moses Wetangula Bungoma County Senator during his homecoming ceremony /Photo /Nebert Wafula /West Fm

Bungoma senator Moses Masika Wetang’ula has assured residents in Western region of his efforts to vie for the presidential bid in the next general election.

Speaking at his home in Kanduyi during his thanksgiving ceremony, Wetang’ula who is also the leader of minority in the senate said he will launch his presidential bid at Muliro gardens next month.

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Bungoma senator Moses Wetangula addressing people during his home coming ceremony/ Photo/ Nebert Wafula /West FM


“I want to announce so that the whole world know that I will be launching my presidential campaigns come next month at Muliro gardens in Kakamega, I am inviting all of us to walk together so that we may the lead” he said.

Wetang’ula who is a Co- principal in Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) said he was not afraid about the case where the electoral body wanted to remove his name from the voter’s official register on corruption allegations.

“Everyone was with me because I am not an individual I am an institution, and I know now my case has opened ways for other politicians who have been demeaned by being behind bars without mistakes. It’s never easy to see leaders stand with you when you are in trouble, that means we have started a journey that we must finish we are unstoppable,” he added.

Wetang’ula urged all leaders from the region to mobilize the registration of all those who have no Identification cards so that to register as voters in large numbers when the registration of voters begin next month.

He called on leaders to come together so that the Luhya community can be seen as the majority in the coalition to allow his head the team as their presidential candidate in the coming general election.

“I want to urge the leaders from this region let us be loyal to the people who elected us, we can only show our solidarity if we come together and shore up our own instead of saying that if Raila will step down for me you will support me for presidential campaigns why can’t you come now so that we plan earlier enough?” he asked.

Tongaren legislator Dr. Eseli Simiyu informed the officers holding Identification cards to give them to persons who are in need of them immediately so that they can register as voters,.

He criticized moves by other leaders who are congratulating the victory of Wetang’ula after the IEBC didn’t confiscate his name from the voters register.

The Tongaren legislature Timothy Wanyonyi speaking at the function /Photo/ Nebert Wafula/ West FM
The Westlands’ legislature Timothy Wanyonyi speaking at the function /Photo/ Nebert Wafula/ West FM

“Let the leaders who are saying they are with us yet they are not know that their days are numbered and when you see them please tell them to be genuine” he said.

Westlands’ MP Timothy Wanyonyi who is also the brother to the senator also urged residents to go and register as voters saying as leaders are ready to spend money and time so that they can have more votes. He was echoed by Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi.

This comes as the politics in Western region takes another shape following different aspirants including, Musalia Mudavadi ANC, Cyrus Jirongo, and Moses Wetang’ula CORD coming out to vie for the presidential race.