Western Kenya has never had a leader who could unite all the sub-tribes that forms the Luhya community. The region which is largely Bantu speaking people is now moving towards forming a political party that would stand alone come 2017. The leaders from this region want to end subdivisions that have made it possible for other national leaders to exploit for their own good.
It has emerged that the leaders from Luhyaland are convinced that only unity amongst the sub-tribes would see people from Western Kenya get respect they deserve. Ranking second most populated region in Kenya, Luhya leaders wants to use the numbers to control Kenya’s politics.
The Mulembe(peace) people’s political stability by having ‘one say’ has always been hampered by greedy politicians who comes in to divide voters, leading to an intended individual to ascend into power. In many years, this division has been so evident and has caused Kenyans the true rise of the people’s choice.
In a recent function in Kakamega town, some Western Kenya leaders were skeptical about that move saying that it is not yet time for a few individuals to come up with an idea that intends to derail a strong movement that majority of people have already taken. And that is the wave of CORD coalition!
CORD coalition which was formed from three major political parties in Kenya, namely: ODM led by Raila Odinga, FORD-Kenya led by Moses Wetangula and WIPER’s Kalonzo Musyoka, has a good chance of taking the State House come 2017. But this is only possible if Western region will be strongly be behind the party’s flag-bearer.
The mechanism of having a one unifying political party is an ambitious plan that will later sell the whole region to undeserving presidential candidate. In politics, money talks as patriots walks! That is one thing that leaders of Mulembe community have to think about before pushing forward with the plans.