The Ford Kenya party leader was shouted down for drumming up support for Kiminini MP Chriss Wamalwa who has expressed interest in succeeding outgoing Trans Nzoia Governor Patrick Khaemba.
The Trans Nzoia governor race is being billed as a two horse-race between Natembeya allied to Raila’s Azimio La Umoja movement and Wamalwa who is being rooted for by Kenya Kwanza Alliance led by William Ruto.
However, trouble began for the Bungoma Senator when he stood to address the crowd in a bid to woo them to support the Kiminini MP to become the next Trans Nzoia’s governor in the August 9 General Election.
Wetang’ula who was addressing a rally at the Kitale’s Kenyatta Stadium on Wednesday, February 9, was met with pro-George Natembeya slogans.
A group of youths that had pitched a tent close to the dais began chanting against the Kiminini MP when Wetang’ula began rooting for his candidature.
“Chris must go! Chris Must Go! Chris Must Go!” they chanted bringing the speech session at the rally to a standstill.
Efforts by the former senate minority leader to calm the audience were futile until he changed his topic of discussion.
Speaking moments later, Wetang’ula tore into the fast-rising Democratic Action Party of Kenya DAP-K, branding it as a disguise of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).
“ODM is like a wolf dressed in ship skin. We as Kenya Kwanza will give you the candidate for governor and that is Chris Wamalwa,” Wetang’ula said.
But in a rejoinder, the newly launched DAP-K party, which is wrestling with Ford Kenya for the control of Luhya nation, welcomed the development saying residents had delivered the message home.
“Trans Nzoia County is home to peace-loving citizens who are tired of politics of lies, deceit, corruption, and lack of development in the 10 years of Ford Kenya regime. The message is home. Tunatembea na Natembeya,” the party stated.