The Star (Nairobi)

4 January 2013

Kenya: Musalia, Wamalwa Unity Dismissed

The luhya council of elders has rubbished the newly found unity between justice minister Eugene Wamalwa and deputy prime minister Musalia Mudavadi saying the move was too late.

Speaking to the star yesterday the chairman of the luhya council of elders Patarick Wangamati said the two leaders had initially refused to engage in the unity talks initiated by the elders.

"When we tried to bring them together one of them even chased as away from his home, and I think what they are trying to do now is an exercise in futility ,"He said.'

Wangamati said if the two really wanted purposeful unity they could have consulted the elders and other opinion shapers before coming together in the name of bringing the luhya community together.

He said their coming together was suspect as the community had already decided to rally behind the CORD alliance. "This is an apparent move by the two weaken prime minister's Raila Odinga's strong base of Western and therefore helping the Jubilee alliance ,"He said.

Wangamati told Wamalwa and Mudavdi to stop creating confusion amongst the Luhya community and instead rethink their stand and join hands with their colleagues in the CORD alliance.

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