Bungoma Human Rights Activist Urge OKA Principals To Remain Firm, Focused

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By Horizon News Reporter

Phillip Wekesa, an activist and a political analyst in Bungoma County has urged One Kenya Alliance (OKA) Principals to remain firm ahead of the 2022 polls.

He said that OKA should be very keen before entering into coalitions with other political parties.

Wekesa noted that many political alignments have been formed as leaders seek to retain their seats while others eye for various political seats in the country.

He added that his main focus is on the Presidential race saying that western region has lagged behind in developments because of poor leadership and representation in the government.

“Western region has been in opposition for a long time that is why this time around we don’t want political con men who normally come here when election period approaches, Wetang’ula and Mudavadi should be very keen before entering into coalitions with other political parties,” he said.

Wekesa trashed Atwoli’s Bukhungu II meeting where the elders endorsed ODM leader Raila Odinga to run for Presidency in this year’s elections adding that COTU boss could have held consultations with other top Luhya leaders before making a decision.

“We know that Atwoli is now own elder from Luhya land but this issue of deciding some political move for himself has greatly demoralized Western voters because Luhya’s have seen that we lack legitimate representation and everybody appoints himself as a kingpin,” Wekesa added.

However, the activist lashed at Defense CS Eugene Wamalwa for not considering Luhya people despite him being in government for a period of ten years.

“CS Wamalwa has served in top most government positions in this Jubilee ruling government western region has nothing to smile about him,” he said, accusing him of forming a splinter party, DAP-K that will divide Luhya unity further.

He added that Wamalwa could have used the opportunity as the CS in the Jubilee government to offer avenues for youth’s employment and use the same post to revive industries that will in turn create employment for youths from the region and its environs.

In his appeal, Wekesa urged the OKA brigade to support a leader who will consider western region in terms of development and revival of the sugar sector.

“Kindly our respected leaders Senator Wetang’ula and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi please enter into agreement with leaders who will support western region,” he said.

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