The long-awaited Luhya Unity could probably meet its dreams following a Luhya leaders meeting convened in Nairobi on Tuesday, August 21 with an aim of strengthening the political muscle of the western region.
The meeting came barely three days after almost a similar meeting/political rally took place in Lurambi Constituency at Lurambi Lawmaker Titus Khamala’s residence in Shibuli during his homecoming party. The rally which brought together a reasonable number of Luhya leaders led by ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi, Ford-Kenya leader Senator Moses Wetangula, CS for Devolution Eugine Wamalwa among other leaders formed a strong political base to forge the long-awaited Mulembe Nation Unity.
A Nairobi meeting which was sparkled by Khamala’s homecoming event brought together Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi, Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa, Jubilee Party Chief Whip in the National Assembly Benjamin Washiali, Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong, FORD Kenya Leader Moses Wetang’ula and Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, Kakamega County Women Representative Elsie Muhanda, Vihiga Governor Wilbur Otichilo, TransNzioa Women leader Mrs Janet Nangabo, Lurambi Mp Titus Khamala, Lugari Mp Ayub Savula, Ikolomani Legislature Mr Shinali, former Kakamega Senator Dr. Boni Khalwale among other leaders in the region.
During the meeting, CS Wamalwa revisited Saturday event at Shibuli and thanked Lurambi Mp Titus Khamala for holding a rally that has opened gates for the Mulembe Nation Unity. He described Khamala as a true Servant of God, a non-partisan leader whose quest brought together leaders of all walks and talks from the region.
Khamala’s gift of building political bridges has been critically identified and echoed by leaders in the region giving him an insightful space in intensifying unity ahead of the much anticipated Luhya unity.
This comes in when Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya said that he was willing to quit ODM party (a party that sponsored him during last year’s polls) and join other Luhya leaders to form one political entity that will drive Mulembe Nation Agenda.
On the other end, Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has maintained his stand that the Luhya Unity remains a whopper story unless the top leaders changed their technics of bringing the community together. He urges that the mission of bringing Luhyas together should bring all stakeholders together with a proper formula.
Luhya leaders led by Musalia Mudavadi are expected to chat more on the Luhya Unity on Thursday during the late Wamalwa Kijana’s 15th Anniversary Celebrations in Transnzioa.