By Paul Mukana
Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa has insisted that Raila Amollo Odinga is the only shortcut Luhyas can use to get power.
“For over 60 years, only two tribes have been ruling Kenya(Kikuyu and Kalenjins), but via Raila Odinga we have the keys to remove the leadership from two communities into the other parts,” he said.
Speaking at an Azimio la Umoja rally in Kimilili, Bungoma county on Friday afternoon,Wamalwa expressed confidence that the Azimio team will form the next government.
His sentiments come at a time when the political cyclones in the county are boiling high.
Wamalwa referred to the late prophet Elijah Masinde Nameme’s historical quote which outlined that there will come a time when Luhya land will produce the country’s top leadership.
“Hon.Raila Odinga, we are here in Kimilili and it is a historical place because this is where our prophet Elijah Masinde Nameme hailed from.He said that one day the Kenyan leadership will come from the Mulembe nation and that the leadership will arrive through Lake Victoria,” he explained.
According to Eugene, there are chances of the Luhya community producing a president and since it is supposed to come from the Lakeside, Raila is the ultimate Lake.
He pleaded with the Western region’s electorate to cast their votes in favour of Raila in the forthcoming August 9th presidential polls.
Eugene who is the cofounder of the DAP-K party dismissed the Anti-Raila politics and explained the essence of Luhya leaders working together with Raila’s Azimio La Umoja coalition.
“Allow us to walk with Raila.There are those saying that they can’t walk with a Luo.Masinde Muliro walked with Jaramogi before he died, Kijana Wamalwa walked with Raila and he left us in government and he almost became president save for his demise.So this time I have come with Wangamati, Oparanya, Savula, Wamunyinyi among others”, he noted.
The outspoken CS assured Raila of his support.
Eugene has enjoyed a cordial relationship with president Uhuru’s government and is among the few no individuals who have continually served in Uhuru’s cabinet.
He doubles up as a key hit man for team Azimio in Western Kenya.
The Azimio campaign trail by traversed Bungoma county for the better part of Friday afternoon touring Webuye town, Bungoma and Kimilili.
The designated flag bearer Raila Odinga assured netizens of an improved medical care(babacare) and proper systems to lower the cost of living if he will be elected.
DP Ruto was fearlessly attacked Amid his recent claims whilst in the USA that there are attempts to impose an imperial president to Kenyans in the August polls.
Suna East MP Junet Mohammed and Homa Bay women representative Gladys Wanga dared the IEBC to summon the DP immediately he jets back so as to record a statement.
COTU boss Francis Atwoli laughed off DP Ruto’s presidential ambitions and pointed to Raila as the 5th president.
Other leaders present were Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi, Governor Wickliffe Wangamati and his Kakamega counterpart Wickliffe Oparanya among other Azimio’s ardent hit men.