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Thursday, 18 August 2016
Revealed!This why Luhya elders have disowned Eugene Wamalwa for Governor's seat
– Luhya community living in Nairobi have discredited Eugene Wamalwa ambition of becoming the next Governor of Nairobi
– They say he lacks the influence and numbers to pull the win and that he is being used by the opposition
– Wamalwa lost his Saboti parliamentary seat in 2013 to David Wafula Wekesa and was later promised and offered a government job by William Ruto during his Western tour
Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has suffered a big blow after key members of the Luhya community living in Nairobi disowned his political ambition of becoming the next governor of Nairobi.
The leaders argue that he lacks influence to pull the numbers and that he was bound to fail and cause the Jubilee government lose the coveted seat.
Under its chairman JJ Bukachi,the group said that Wamalwa had not been endorsed by anyone even by his own people in his home town and that the assertion of endorsement by some clique of politicians from Central Kenya was not in good faith clain they are working with opposition to make sure Jubilee lose in Nairobi.
Kabete MP Ferdinard Waititu,Jude Njomo of Kiambu, Mpuru Aburi of Tigania East constituency and Kieni MP Kanini Kega have been criticised for endorsing Wamalwa and working with the opposition.
“What is happening in the media is a creation of a few central province leaders and not the Luhya leadership in Nairobi,” said the group in a statement signed by its chairman JJ Bukachi
Reliable sources have informed TUKO.co.ke that Eugene Wamalwa has been imposed by a certain influential politician who has declared his interests in the presidential race when Uhuru Kenyatta term ends in the year 2022 to help him gain the western Kenya votes.Eugene Wamalwa failed to retain his parliamentary seat in Saboti which he lost to David Wafula Wekesa. and was eventually offered a ministerial seat by the deputy president William Ruto.
Many people within the ruling coalition have bashed at Ruto for fronting Wamalwa as a possible candidate to boost his presidential ambition in 2022.