The embattled Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang’ula has sensationally claimed that Bungoma county resources are being used to fund divisions in the party.
Speaking during a morning show on Sulwe FM, Wetang’ula stated that rocket science is not needed to understand that area Governor Wycliffe Wangamati was using money from the public coffers to finance coup plotters.
“The purported coup in FK has the blessing of the county boss and he has solely funded its operations to ensure that am kicked out,” he said.
The Bungoma senator pointed out that when the treasury had not released monies to counties, all the coup plotters meetings had been paralyzed but immediately the cash was released, all the planned meetings were revived.
“Wangamati has also been bragging in public that he got limotole (Money) that if he uses it, everything in Ford Kenya will be ‘done and dusted’, this means that he is udmsing the county resources to try and topple me from the party but he won’t succeed,” said Weta.
He stated that plans to topple him won’t succeed and a faction of leaders who tried it should brace for a tough challenge in 2022.
The law maker went ahead to state that he is not perturbed by the ongoing infighting in Ford Kenya party because what he wants is to see that all the resources are well used.
“I play an oversight role in the senate, my work is to see that all the resources send to my county is well utilised but when i do that, the governor starts planning on how to kick me out of the party which will not succeed,” he assured area residents.
Wangamati a first time governor was elected on Ford Kenya party in 2017 after defeating the first governor Ken Lusaka who is the current senate speaker.
Wetang’ula assured his followers that there will be no National Delegates Conference meeting planned to be held at the Bomas of Kenya on Saturday as the government won’t allow it as away of controlling the spread of Covid-19.
“It should also be understood that the coup plotters did not follow the right procedure in convening the NDC, they are using short cuts to please their paymasters,” he stated.
Weta observed that the trio including Kanduyi Mp Wafula Wamunyinyi and Tongaren Mp Eseli Simiyu have got hidden agenda and they are being used to sell the party to other known forces.
“When you see them in Kajiado and Kakamega, you can easily detect who are the people planning everything behind the scenes,” he said.
Contacted, Bungoma County Communication Director Tim Machi replied, Wangamati started financing Ford Kenya including paying office rent in Nairobi and staff salaries way back in 2013. That was before he became Governor. Was he using County resources?
“In 2016 and 2017 as Wangamati was running for Governor for Bungoma County, Wetangula also forced him to fund his dark horse in Kakamega County in the name of Bonny Khalwale who he hoped could wrestle the seat from Oparanya. Was Wangamati using County resources then? he posed.
Machi added, “Wangamati funded all the Ford Kenya campaigns in Bungoma in 2017. Was he the Governor? Wetangula should man up and speak truth to self. Seeking to paint others black so he looks better shall not work,”.