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Work with Raila, Western region leaders tell Mudavadi

By Eric lungai | Published Tue, August 7th 2018 at 09:48, Updated August 7th 2018 at 10:16 GMT +3
ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna (left), Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi, Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala and Hamisi MP Charles Gimose arrive at Madeya Church in Hamisi Constituency on Sunday for a funds drive. The leaders want ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi to work with Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka. [Eric Lungai, Standard]

Leaders in Western region want Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi to work with his National Super Alliance (NASA) co-leaders Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka.

on Sunday Senators George Khaniri (Vihiga) and Cleophas Malala (Kakamega), Hamisi MP Charles Gimose, Orange Democratic Movement party Secretary General Edwin Sifuna, nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi and Banja MCA Collins Ayugu said the gesture by Mr Mudavadi and Kalonzo in revealing why they skipped Raila’s 'swearing-in' had vindicated them.

at a Church harambee in Hmamisi Constituency,  they noted that the only person still living in denial of the handshake era was Ford Kenya party leader and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula.

“Raila has worked with Mudavadi in previous years despite him straying away from him. In 2002, Mudavadi went away from Raila but he was reunited with him. In 2013, again Mudavadi went his way from Raila, but later worked with him in 2017. He skipped the swearing-in, but he has vindicated himself. The door is still wide open for him in NASA,” Mr Osotsi said.

Funds drive

The leaders spoke at a funds drive at Madeya PAG Church in Hamisi constituency on Sunday.

Elsewhere, Mr Khaniri said NASA had begun a journey of redeeming the country from many ills hence the leaders should stick together to the end.

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In an interview with a local newspaper, Mudavadi revealed the circumstances that led to his missing the January 30 'swearing-in' ceremony in Nairobi.

“If you have a child who is continually making mistakes, you forgive him, but he must take responsibility. On behalf of ODM, we no longer have a quarrel with Mudavadi because of the truth that he has spoken,” said Mr Sifuna.

Mr Malala said some leaders who complained about Raila's handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta on March 9 had never awoken from their slumber.

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