COTU secretary general Francis Atwoli has criticised Kakamega Senator Cleophas Amala on his remarks regarding the planned Luhyah’s meeting that will take place at the Bukhungu Stadium.
Earlier on Sunday, Malala said in one of the events in the region that the meeting will not take place, citing that some of the key politicians from the area including ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi have not been consulted.
“Kakamega is my bedroom. I want to tell them that unless they get a permit from Musalia, let them not step to Kakamega on December 31…I want to officially say that there will be no meeting at Bukhungu stadium on the 31,” Malala said.
Malala claimed that some of the political brokers have planned meeting to endorse ODM leader Raila Odinga as the preferred presidential candidate for the 2022 general elections.
“…we have no problem, but even if you want to declare that Raila is enough, why don’t you go and endorse him in Kondele, or in Siaya or Yala, we have said that Kakamega is a no-go zone.”
He added that the ANC party will join other politicians to campaign for Mudavadi as presidential candidate from the region.
However, his remarks did not augur well with Atwoli, who termed him as a junior politician.
Through his Twitter account, Atwoli said that the Bukhungu II meeting brings together ALL progressive leaders and locals from the 5 counties in the region.
“You are a junior Senator who has neither the capacity to speak on behalf of the Luhya community nor the ability to call on and off such a meeting,” Atwoli said.
The latest developing exchange of words from the western region leaders is escalating the division from the region in terms of political stand.
The team led by Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa and Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi have opened declared that they will support Raila.