Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has accused ODM leader Raila Odinga of using former UNCTAD boss Mukhisa Kituyi to divide the Luhya votes ahead of the 2022 General Election.

In a video he posted on Twitter, the Kakamega Senator claimed that the former Prime Minister had lost control of the Luhya votes and was trying to get back the support indirectly.

“We are aware that Mukhisa (Kituyi) is being used by dark forces. Because they (Raila Odinga) want to give him leadership so that when he becomes the leader of the Luhya, he will direct all his votes to Raila Odinga,” Malala said.

Kakamega senator accuse Raila Odinga of using Mukhisa Kituyi to divide Luhya votes
Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has accused ODM leader Raila Odinga of using former UNCTAD boss Mukhisa Kituyi to divide the luyha votes ahead of the 2022 General Elections. Photo: Courtesy.

Malala spoke just moments after a section of Luhya elder’s reportedly endorsed Mukhisa Kituyi’s 2022 presidential ambitions at his Mbakalo home in Tongaren Constituency, Bungoma County.

Malala said the whole process was planned and sponsored by the former lang’ata Member of Parliament Raila Odinga who wants to use proxies to get a slice of the Luyha votes.

He further rubbished the endorsement of Mukhisa Kituyi as the Luhya spokesperson adding that Mudavadi remains the leader of the Luhya nation since he was unanimously endorsed to negotiate on behalf of the Mulembe nation in December 2016.

“In 2016, 31st December we all met at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County and agreed that the leader of the Luyha is Musalia Mudavadi. And there is no debate about that,” he added.

Malala who has been accused to be secretly working for Deputy President William Ruto further took a swipe at Mukhisa for being endorsed as the leader of the luyha community.

“I have seen a certain man called Mukhisa Kituyi who has paid a few elders of his family and dressed him in a skirt claiming that they have endorsed him to be the luyha leader. Let me ask you, since when did the Luyha leader wear a skirt?” Malala posed.