Bungoma governor scoffs at Kakamega senator for disrespecting local elected leaders


Bungoma governor Wycliffe Wangamati has scoffed at Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala for disrespecting local elected leaders.

Speaking during the burial of Mama Agnes Ngoya in Khaoya village, Kanduyi constituency, Wangamati stated that it was wrong for a whole senator to belittle them during a church function.
“We don’t need a leader from Kakamega county to come to Bungoma and belittle us, we must be respected because we were publicly elected and have the mandate of the people to serve them,” he said.
Last Sunday Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala blasted Mr.Wangamati and Kanduyi Mp Wafula Wamunyinyi terming them traitors in Ford Kenya something that triggered running battles after the church service.
Bungoma senator Moses Wetang’ula, Senate speaker Ken Lusaka and Mr.Malala were forced to speed off from the scene after youths allied to the two leaders and who were angered with the senator’s sentiments pelted them with stones.
Malala had stated that he was a mercenary for hire to protect the Luhya unity.

The law maker had pointed out that he wass ready to be hired as a mercenary to protect and champion for the Luhya unity.
“An enemy of the Luhya community are Luhyas themselves, they keep on fighting each other,” he said.
The legislator elected on ANC party stated that the infighting in Ford Kenya party is among Luhya leaders themselves.
“Wetan’gula I want to tell you that your enemy is Wamunyinyi and Wangamati, Senate speaker Ken Lusaka your enemy is Wangamati who is seated here, you are fighting amongst yourself yet other leaders have united to clinch the presidency,” said Malala.

He added, “For any one to plan a coup in order to be a party leader he should go for presidency, are you Wamunyinyi fighting to own FK to fight for the presidency or you just want to continue being the Kanduyi Mp?
He called on Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counter part Moses Wetang’ula to lead in uniting the Luhya community.
“We don’t want to be auctioned as the Luhya community, let’s unite and speak in one voice, let Mudavadi and Wetang’ula lead us, we must have a presidential candidate come rain come sunshine,” he said.
Bungoma deputy governor Prof Charles Ngome and Kanduyi Mp Wafula Wamunyinyi also weighed in and asked Malala to stop visiting Bungoma and fanning party wars.

The infighting over party matters has created bad blood and strained the relationship among the once great buddies.
The issue has trickled down to Bungoma county where the death of Kabuchai Mp James Mukwe has rekindled the enmity that is likely to play out.
Wetang’ula will be fighting to retain the seat while the Wamunyinyi faction will be fighting to show that they are the better leaders. 
There has been the infighting in Ford Kenya pitting Kanduyi Mp Wafula Wamunyinyi, Bungoma governor and Tongaren Mp Eseli Simiyu vs Wetang’ula’s factions.


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