A consultative meeting convened by Luhya leaders with the Vihiga Council Of Elders today at Ebunangwe has resolved to bring all leaders on board to ensure that the luhya community gets a big stake in the next government.
In a statement read by chairperson Fred Omido, the elders said they are in support of resolutions made by Luhya leaders at a meeting held on the 29th of May 2020 at COTU boss Francis Atwoli’s Kajiado home that endorsed the COTU boss, Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa,Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka tasked with spearheading negotiations for the revival of the Luhya
The statement also outlined the elder’s support for the handshake and the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), stating that this will promote unity and development in the region.
H.E. Dr Wilber Ottichilo – Governor Vihiga County said that it’s high time the Luhya nation must form part of government come 2022.
‘The train has left the station. We must invest in politics so as to be in government,’Said the Governor.
Governor Oparanya on his part urged all leaders to come on board, outlining that the essence of the meeting is to lobby for more representation in national govt, development and not discussing individuals.
Other leaders present include Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa,Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong, Hon. Dr. Patrick Saisi – Deputy Governor, Vihiga County, National Assembly Majority Whip Emmanuel Wangwe, MPs Elsie Muhanda(Kakamega County), Benard Shinali(Ikolomani),Godfrey Osotsi(Nominated),Former Speaker of National Assembly Kenneth Marende, former MP Noah Wekesa among others.