Wamalwa: Mudavadi’s friendship with Uhuru a sign of good things ahead

From left, Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa, ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi, former Minister Julius Sunkuli during the 40th anniversary of the Vihiga Cultural Festival at Mbale municipal grounds on December 26, 2019. [Benjamin Sakwa/Standard]
Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa has hinted at a possible political deal between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi.

Speaking during the Maragoli cultural fete at Mbale Municipal grounds yesterday, Mr Wamalwa said by asking Mudavadi to accompany him to Garissa for the opening of the Modika Barracks recently, President Kenyatta could have just dropped a hint of what Kenyans have to expect in future.

“It is the President who has the ball on the pitch, maybe he could just pass it to Mudavadi,” he said.

Wamalwa urged politicians from Western to embrace unity of purpose and focus on the main prize.

“We must galvanise the region and reach out to friends out there. Let us have a formidable political force by merging all the political outfits or else our efforts and desire to clinch the top seat will be in vain,” he said.

The CS said ODM leader Raila Odinga and his Wiper counterpart Kalonzo Musyoka moved closer to the President because they know what they want.

“Both Raila and Kalonzo aren’t fools, they had a handshake with the president because they know what it means working with the government. Mudavadi also ought to move closer there because Western alone will not make him president,” he said.

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Wamalwa said Mudavadi must cast his net beyond his ANC party to attract huge support in the region and across the country.

Lugari MP Ayub Savula, his Lurambi counterpart Titus Khamala and Emuhaya’s Omboko Milemba vowed to popularise Mudavadi across the country.

“Mudavadi has the capacity to fix the economic problems we are facing as a country. He put to an end the Goldenberg scandal and can address the financial difficulties Kenya is facing,” said Savula.

The ANC deputy leader ruled out the possibility of Mudavadi working with Ruto.

Other MPs present were John Bunyasi (Nambale) Ernest Ogesi (Vihiga), Alfred Agoi (Sabatia) and Vihiga Woman Rep Beatrice Adagala. Former Cabinet minister Julius Sunkuli urged Western region to unite and support one of their own.

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Devolution CS Eugene WamalwaANC leader Musalia Mudavadi