Wentangula Giving Jubilee Antagonists Sleepless Nights in Bungoma County


When Justice Gikonyo of High Court in Bungoma read his ruling that saw him nullify the election of Sen. Moses Wetangula as the Senator of Bungoma County, Jubilee supporters and enthusiasts celebrated without hiding.

The petition challenging Mr. Wetangula’s election was filed by Jubilee flower girl, the ageing Musikari Kombo, who was beaten by the former Sirisia MP and had the backing of top Jubilee echelons who sponsored him to the end.

The posting of Justice Gikonyo to Bungoma was a well calculated move by the State to try and destabilize a united CORD which after having its Presidential election stolen refused to disintegrate and instead became stronger.

It is worth noting that most of the successful election petitions have been in CORD strongholds and the aim is to try to weaken CORD. It is a manifestation of the desperation by the Jubilee administration which apparently seems to have a phobia for a united and strong opposition.

It is also clear that some elements in the judiciary have refused to live with fact that the constitution dictates that the Judiciary must be independent of any other organ, be it be the Executive or the Legislature. They are working at the behest of the system which is desperate to justify the non-existent theory of the ‘tyranny of numbers’ by trying to sneak into other people’s territories.

Back to Sen. Moses Wetangula and the Bungoma ruling, it is now clear that the players and the enemies of the people of Omulembe are hell bend to try to kill the rising political star of the FORD-Kenya party leader. They are scared of his influence in the Bungoma politics and his unwavering support for the increasingly popular Coalition for the Restoration of Democracy (CORD) which he is a co-principal.

Even before the dust settled on the ruling by Justice Gikonyo, and the thousands of supporters of Sen. Wetangula in Bungoma come to terms with the hard hitting news of the nullification of their Senator’s election, the Jubilee charlatans in Bungoma hatched another plot to have him shut out completely so that they can have their way.

A night meeting at the Nzoia Guest House that evening which was attended by Kombo, the wobbling Eugene Wamwalwa, the corrupt Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka and Jubilee officials agreed to have millions of shillings spend on blocking Mr. Wetangula from defending his seat in the yet to be set by-election, which if called anytime from now, he will hand them a resounding defeat.

The meeting’s agenda was simple, ‘lock out Wetangula and we have our way’… They simply want Wetangula out of the political scene so that they can pay off the 75% of the Members of the County Assembly who whole heartedly support him and loot Bungoma County.

A bird in the meeting whispered to me that the Mr. Lusaka complained that Sen. Wetangula has a lot of influence among the Members of the County Assembly of Bungoma and that, this was making it impossible for him to loot. Lusaka who is one of those spearheading Wetangula’s exit from the political scene is uncomfortable with Mr. Wetangula who is strict and would not want the people of Bungoma to be defrauded by corrupt people in the County.

It was therefore agreed that money be sought from State House, and that Amb. Yvonne Khamati who has close links with State House and has unlimited access to the house on the hill to co-ordinate the whole onslaught. Amb. Khamati who is a known wheeler-dealer and bootlicker of the system was tasked with the responsibility of sponsoring two voters to move to court and seek Mr. Wetangula from vying in the by-election on claims that he ‘treated’ voters in the March 4th General Election.

She was also tasked with the responsibility of talking to Justice Gikonyo who is her personal friend and has been seen together him wining and dining in popular joints in Nairobi to ensure that their mission goes through. Of late, Ms. Khamati has been quite on social media, ostensibly busy working on her new role ‘The Maliza Wetangula’ role.

The state will provide the money and Khamati will be the ‘Chief de’ Mission’. Blogger Steve Biko aka @SokoAnalyst on twitter will spearhead the war on social media and has a budget set aside for him to execute the mandate. Ms. Khamati will also be the link between the forces of doom with the media and will ensure that every event as it unfolds, receives good coverage. The meeting point with journalists and editors will be a nyama choma den popularly known as ‘Teremesha Kijiji’ along Dennis Prit Road in Kilimani area just before the exclusive Palacina Interiors.

Messrs Kombo, Eugene and Lusaka and also former Kanduyi MP Alfred Khamati have a phobia for Mr. Wetangula’s progressive style of politics. They are sympathizers of the Jubilee administration and have been engaging with the group of twelve Members of Parliament, dissident legislators who have been walking around with Deputy President Mr. William Ruto and trying to have him gain inroads in Western. This group of politicians is aware of the fact that Mr. Wetangula’s support has grown in Bungoma and that they cannot penetrate it with outsiders when he is still actively involved in politics.

Coupled by the enormous support the ODM Leader and CORD Co-Principal Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga enjoys in the region and the cordial relationship he has with Mr. Wetangula, Mr. Wamalwa and his henchmen Mr. Kombo and Mr. Lusaka know the die is cast and that they can only survive in politics by using unorthodox means to eclipse Mr. Wetangula from politics.

Mr. Lusaka on the other hand believes that his creditors in government including former head of public service Mr. Francis Kimemia (who together with others raised millions of shillings from public coffers) and gave him to win the Bungoma gubernatorial seat want their money back and he can only raise it by hoodwinking County Representatives to pass unreasonable budgetary allocations to amorphous projects. He believes Mr. Wetangula who commands respect in the County Assembly would not have him have his way.

They have been planning to invite President Uhuru Kenyatta to Western but it has been difficult because they know the ground is not prepared to receive him. Western is basically and CORD zone and they feel Wetangula’s presence in the political scene is an impediment to their plans. They have forgotten that Mr. Kenyatta referred to one of their own, Mr. Musalia Mudavadi as a devil.

A visit to State House last week by the NFK & UDF top officials was a clear indicator that they are not for the interest of the people of Western but their own selfish interests. They want to mortgage Western to outsiders who have no regard for the welfare of the people of Mulembe.

To add insult to the injury, recent pronouncement by Kakamega Senator Dr. Bonny Khalwale that he will without fear of intimidation rally behind Mr. Wetangula’s re-election to Senate caught the Jubilee crybabies’ off-guard. Sen. Khalwale was categorical in his announcement that the only politician today in Western whom the people of the Luhya community can rely on for the future is none other than Sen. Moses Wetangula. Indeed, that is a fact. Dr. Khalwale spoke for the rest of the Luhya community and whoever goes against his declaration is an enemy of the people of Omulembe.

Kakamega Governor Mr. Wycliffe Oparanya followed suit and stated that he will spend his fortune to ensure Sen. Wetangula is re-elected in the by-election. The people of Omulembe are always peaceful people, but this should not be mistaken for a weakness. This is the time the Luhya people separated the wheat from the chuff and realized who their enemies from within are.

Mr. Wetangula today is the darling of the people of Bungoma County who want their interests protected, rather than sold to outsiders. The political torture that he is being subjected to has expanded him his support base from without Bungoma County in Western region. The Luhya people will unite and send a chilling statement to their enemies that, Western is not for sale.