The Star (Nairobi)

19 February 2013

Kenya: Wamalwa Calls for Bungoma Six Piece Vote

Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister Eugene Wamalwa has asked Bungoma county voters to adopt a six piece voting system and only elect candidates of Amani coalition.

Addressing rallies in Webuye West and Webuye East Constituencies, Wamalwa said the region's vote will only be valuable if voters elect enough MPs, senate and county assembly representatives allied to the Amani coalition.

He dismissed claims that the Luhya community an not vote as a block, saying the community should no longer be used a ladder.

"For a long time, they have taken the Luhya community for granted, saying we can't unite. Surprisingly when we unite like we have done, they are the first to cry foul," he said.

He took issue with Cord leader Moses Wetang'ula for misleading the community saying he had no stake in Cord.

"Our brother has fallen prey to apolitical traps by being deceived that he will be the leader of majority in senate yet only Raila and Kalonzo are calling shots," said Wamalwa.

Bungoma governor aspirant Kenneth Lusaka said the Sh6.8 billion for Bungoma county requires selfless leaders.

"With such huge amount of resources Bungoma needs selfless and honest leaders ready to serve," he said

He said his 24 years' experience in public service gives him an edge against his key rivals.

Senator aspirant Musikari Kombo said he will ensure the privatisation of Nzoia sugar if elected.

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