The lack of a single political party for the Luhya community is a big threat to Luhya unity. This has been compounded in the fact that all Luhya senior politicians have their own political parties. As 2017 approaches, these politicians will likely use their political parties to negotiate alliances.
Senate Minority Leader Moses Wetangula is the party leader of Ford Kenya. He is also a principal in the CORD coalition.
Former Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi vied on UDF Party but has since written to the registrar of political parties resigning from the party. He is said to have formed Amani National Congress awaiting 2017 elections.
Cyrus Jirongo and former Speaker Kenneth Marende are rumoured to have formed a new party. Jirongo during the 2013 elections had the Federal Party of Kenya.
Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka and newly appinted cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa are the face of New Ford Kenya.
Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale is in UDF, and despite the party signing a pact with jubilee, the senator is allied to CORD, and had revealed he may defend his Bungoma Senate Seat on ODM.
ODM SG Ababu Namwamba is in ODM, but has since indicated he may cross over to Jubilee.