By Emmanuel Khisa
Water and Irrigation CS Hon Eugene Wamalwa will be mobilizing for Uhuru Kenyatta come 2017, the New Ford Kenya leader confirmed his party and entire membership will join Jubilee enmasse.
The move by Hon Wamalwa will definitely upset balance of power in Western Kenya, pushing former VP Musalia Mudavadi and CORD Co-Principal Senator Moses Wetangula between the rock and a hard place.
CS Wamalwa was speaking at Sagret hotel where former Mathare MP aspirant Hon Fwamba NC Fwamba hosted top Western Kenya opinion leaders for a goat eating Sunday afternoon. The gathering was more of caucus for the youthful Luyha leaders to chat City politics and lay ground strategies a head of 2017 general election. Despite their large numbers in the city Luyha have only only one MP representing Westlands constituency (Hon Tim Wanyonyi-ODM).
Fwamba NC Fwamba a former university of Nairobi student leader is rumoured to have been tagged by Jubilee leadership for Nairobi deputy governorship position- effectively Hon Dennis Waweru running-mate in the 2017 general elections.
Among those in attendance were largely bi-partisan youthful leaders including Gatundu South MP Hon Moses Kuria, George Nyongesa (ODM Chair Dagoreti South Constituency ), Sande Oyolo (UDF Party National official), Hon Jackson Njue (Roysambu Constituency), NGO Cordination Board CEO Fazul Mahammed, ICPAK Manager Makokha Wanjala CPA, City Businessmen Edward King’ori and Geoffrey Muya, Kizito Temba, Collins Mukhongo, Ken Waliaula among other leaders.
The leaders present affirmed their support for Jubilee Party with the Water CS reiterating that he is going back to politics in 2017 and will be spotting HE Uhuru Kenyatta and DP Ruto’s caps (read Jubilee party). He called upon those asking him about NFK to desist since he had resigned as the NFK Party Leader after being appointed CS. The CS said that it was now clear that Jubilee will win 2017 elections and called upon those present to make sure Jubilee enjoys a margin of 70% + 1 against CORD.
Hon Fwamba took the opportunity to thank the Jubilee Government for inclusivity, having employed so many youth. He urged the youth to continue supporting the Government since there are many opportunities when in government than out of Government.
Hon Kuria told those present that the time to take up leadership in Jubilee Party was now. He took the opportunity to tell the Luhyas present to take advantage of the personal friendship that CS Wamalwa enjoys with the president. He also used the opportunity to tell the congregation about the Leadership Factory Institute (LFI ), his personal initiative to engage the youth across the country about their role in leadership.
Arnold Maliba a TNA youth leader and Nairobi Senatorial candidate 2013, called upon leaders to embark on a consolidation mission for the Luhya vote within Nairobi. He said that Luhyas had overwhelmingly supported the Kidero Government in 2013 yet they have nothing to show for save for a single County Executive post.