The battle for the control of the Luhya vote block went a notch higher over the weekend with Lugari MP Ayub Savula throwing punches in an outburst that saw him use derogatory terms to refer to rival camps.
Speaking at a function in Western, Savula blamed the Luhya leaders for tabling non issues before the President, at a time when the region has other pressing needs.
The irate law maker was accused Kakamega County Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa of being party less and with the intent to auction the Luhya Community.
He dismissed the two as squatters as they do not have any party but are currently housed in other political parties.
He accused the two of sabotaging Luhya unity by putting their interest first instead of joining hands to see the community rise to leadership.
He cautioned the Luhya community to beware of the divisions among the Luhya leaders, and take note of the leaders with no mission who are intended towards pulling down others like Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula in their 2022 election bid.
“Hawa wawili ndio missionaries (these two are the missionaries), wale wenginge ni mercenaries (the other two mare mercenaries) na wamequalify na PHD moja ya pull him down (with PHD in pulling others down.
He stated that the Luhya community has been taken for granted for long with some of the leaders calling for meetings on company bailouts, yet the budgets had been approved.
Political temperatures across the region continue to rise with rival camps eyeing the vote-block.
One camp is led by Mudavadi and Wetangula awhile the other which is allied to ODM leader Raila Odinga is led by Oparanya and Eugene Wamalwa.
Over the weekend, drama ensued after armed police officers surrounded the home of Emuhaya MP Omboko Milemba where Wetangula and Mudavadi were to meet.
The meeting was eventually allowed to proceed after the police withdrew.
A day later, Ford Kenya offices in Nairobi were attacked by armed goons.