The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Trans Nzoia Luhya Council of Elders Praise Wetangula's Pact With Raila

Trans Nzoia Luhya council of elders has praised the move by Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangu'la to work with Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

Led by Paul Musombi, an advisor, they said this has given residents of Western province a chance to be represented in the next government if the coalition wins.

"We are glad that Western Kenya will work with Raila and Kalonzo to ensure the coalition becomes victorious" he said. He also praised Kiminini aspiring MP Chris Wamalwa for having been one of those who helped bring the leaders together.

The elders were optimistic the coalition will form the next government. They urged other leaders from western Kenya to support the coalition which they said would provide positive change in the country.

Unconfirmed sources told the Star that Wetang'ula may defend his Sirisia parliamentary seat in order to enhance his positioning in the coalition.

Wetang'ula has worked as a minister and an assistant minister in both the NARC and the current coalition government. He has helped to popularise Ford Kenya in Bungoma,Trans Nzoia, Busia and Turkana.

Musalia Mudavadi, a presidential aspirant from Western Kenya has also signed a coalition agreement with Uhuru Kenyatta and Eldoret North MP William Ruto.

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