Oparanya, Wamalwa tell off Bukhungu meeting critics

Monday, January 13th, 2020 12:29 |
Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya. Photo/PD/FILE

Yusuf Masibo

Politicians spearheading the Saturday meeting at Kakamega’s Bukhungu Stadium yesterday lashed out at Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang’ula and his ANC counterpart Musalia Mudavadi for criticising the event.

Devolution Cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and  his Bungoma counterpart Wycliffe Wangamati asked the duo to stop politicising meeting meant to discuss the BBI report. 

They  dismissed claims that the meeting scheduled is meant to endorse ODM leader Raila Odinga ambitions.

The leaders also laughed off reports that the meeting will be used to pick a Luhya kingpin.

Mudavadi and Wetang’ula have distanced themselves from the Saturday event.

Air views

Speaking in Kitale yesterday, during a delegates consultative workshop, they said the meeting will give the community a platform to air their views on the BBI report.

 Yesterday’s meeting at a Kitale hotel was attended by more than 500 delegates from counties in the Western region and Trans Nzoia.

Oparanya said they organised the workshop so that delegates could collect views, which will be presented at Bukhungu.

“The BBI report is meant to unite the country and as the people of Western region, we should not be left out,” said the governor.

Wamalwa wondered why some leaders were working “too hard to divide the community” .

“Let us not invoke petty politics whenever we want to unite the community,” he said.

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