Former Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya has badly tore into ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula’s ability to run for the presidency in the August 9 election.
Natembeya said Mudavadi and Wetang’ula have consistently failed to offer proper leadership to the Western region, wondering how they could lead the nation with such failures.
Speaking in Kakamega on Monday, January 31, Natemeya said the popularity of ANC leader and his Ford Kenya counterpart is limited only to their home counties.
“Wetang’ula cannot be the president, he has never vied for presidency, but has only been threatening to vie, and you people know that,” Natembeya said as the crowd cheered.
“Musalia Mudavadi, outside Vihiga County, even in Trans Nzoia county here, is not known. He cannot be the president,” added Natembeya.
The outspoken former commissioner accused Mudavadi and Wetang’ula of putting personal interest ahead of the Luhya community’s needs when they joined hands with Deputy President William Ruto.
Natembeya wondered why the two went to beg instead of negotiate for the interest of the community accusing them of being used by DP Ruto to divide the Luhya voters.
ANC party led by Musalia Mudavadi took to Twitter to rubbish Nambeya’s criticism terming him a political leaner who doesn’t understand how politics is played.
“As for (George) Natembeya and his adolescent-like pronouncement, be reminded that immature political orgasm will very soon be silenced by the unstoppable Mudavadi earthquake,” ANC Twitted.
Mudavadi’s party affirmed that no amount of intimidation from a section of Western leaders will make him to support Azimio of Raila Odinga.
“No amount of incessant insults and pedestrianly-sycophantic public display by (COTU boss Francis) Atwoli and ilk mercenaries for hire will deter Musalia Mudavadi’s resolve to liberate the Mulembe nation from the political entanglement of a state project,” added ANC.
Mudavadi and Wetang’ula were the center of criticism at the Azimio la Umoja movement consultative meeting convened by COTU Boss Francis Atwoli and hosted by Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya.
Leader after leader castigated ANC and Ford Kenya party leaders for joining DP Ruto without consulting the community.