Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati has dismissed any plans for Luhya unity remains a mirage.
Wangamati revealed that as long as the Luhya community leaders are all focused on the Presidency, they will never unite.
Speaking during the burial of Pope Kennedy Chenane the son to Bungoma County Chief of Staff Allan Chenane in Chebukaka on Thursday, Wangamati stated that Luhya unity still remains a mirage.
“As long as Moses Wetang’ula (FK), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Wycliffe Oparanya and others all want to be head of state, the Luhya community unity won’t be achieved in the near future,” he said.
The county boss advised them to pick one individual to represent the community as a presidential candidate and the unity might be realized or else the infighting will still ruin their chances of ascending to power.
“For Luhyas as a community to achieve its political agenda, a monied leader must emerge in the near future,” he said.
Wangamati stated that with money, an emerging leader will be respected and can be able to mount and sustain a serious campaign and at the same time helping the community achieve its dreams.
Leaders with money are not easily compromised, they give political directions which must be followed and is respected by all and sundry.
“You have seen in Luo Nyanza, Raila emerged and all leaders and the community rally behind him to lead them, in Western we pack a political supremo who can give the community any direction,” he stated.
He added, “When two men are approaching the same lady can you tell them to go and renegotiate and come out with the answer on who has been picked to marry her? It it will be very hard, the same applies to our Luhya leaders who are all focused on the Presidency,”.
Wangamati was responding to the new Kabuchai Mp Majimbo Kalasinga who had called for Luhya unity.
“Let’s all leaders in Western Kenya unite and produce one person to run for presidency, if they keep on fighting, they will lose it out,” he said.