Sirisia MP John Waluke was on Wednesday, November 23, among western leaders that met Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi.
Mudavadi in a statement said the leaders met to deliberate on the progress of the region and urged the leaders to unite, focus, and advocate for the interests of the people.
Those who attended the meeting however insisted that there was nothing political that was discussed.
“We discussed and agreed on the unity of purpose by leaders, and the sharing of national resources for the region’s social-economy development,” Mudavadi said in a statement.
During the meeting that brought together more than 35 elected MPs from the region saw Sirisia MP John Waluke unanimously elected the chairman of the Western MPs caucus.
Lurambi MP Titus Khamala said the meeting was basically anchored on the unity of the Luhya nation where all leaders from different political affiliations attended.
“Even after the EALA elections we learned a very bitter lesson, that we always extend our hand to help other people, but when we are in need no one comes to our aid. So this is an eye opener where we want to move together irrespective of our political parties, and it’s not a political journey or a political statement we are making, we just want to deliver to our people,” Khamala said.
Waluke’s new role comes just days after Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi excluded his name from the list of nominated members of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party to serve in the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC).
The Jubilee legislator had been promised the position by his coalition and his party had even presented him with a nomination certificate.
“I acknowledge with thanks receipt of your letter referred SNA/CORR/2022(124) dated 13th October 2022. I am pleased to confirm the Minority Party Nominees from the National Assembly to the Parliamentary Service Commission,” Wandayi stated in the letter.
His nominations come just days after he was released from jail pending his appeal on the 67-year jail term slapped by the Anti-Corruption Court and upheld by the High Court.