Wetang’ula, Mudavadi’s Karen Meeting Exposes Their Influence in Western Kenya

A section of leaders from Western Kenya who attended Wetang'ula's meeting in Karen. PHOTO/COURTESY
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(MEDIA: A section of leaders from Western Kenya who attended Wetang’ula’s meeting in Karen. PHOTO/COURTESY).

The ousted Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang’ula seems to be finding a hard landing space barely 48 hours after he was stripped of his position.

During an interview on a local TV station on Sunday, the Bungoma Senator said he would be hosting Luhya leaders for a pole tea session following the loss of his brother Tony Waswa a fortnight ago.

However, from the details in the meeting, many elected leaders from Western Kenya kept off the meeting that has raised eyebrows on the political supremacy of the veteran politician.

Together with ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi, the team seemed to have planned to make a political statement out of the session. However, they only installed Wetang’ula and Mudavadi as Luhya spokespersons as expected. It also remains unclear is why his brother Tim Wetang’ula to whom the late used to work for as PA, chose not to be part of the “wordy declaration”.

In a sample of various conversations on the issue across digital platforms in Western Kenya, our team has put together various responses towards the meeting even as it’s clear that no elected Senator, Governor attended the meeting.

Additionally, more than half of the MPs kept off the meeting even as many term it a “William Ruto Gathering”.

Analysts have linked the meeting to Deputy President William Ruto with Ruto’s ‘familiar faces’ occupying the seats. It is now understood that Ruto has roped in Wetang’ula and Mudavadi to his Tanga Tanga side as he prepares for a stub to his 2022 presidential bid.

According ti the latest developments, it’s emerging that Ruto is using Wetang’ula and Mudavadi to gain ground in the rich Western Kenya.

Here is a sample of what social media users had to say.

 

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