The Nairobi County Talent, Skills Development and Care CEC Brian Mulama joined Luhya leaders in lobbying for the community’s unity.
Mulama joined Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi in calling on leaders from Western Kenya who supported Azimio la Umoja to consider working with the Kenya Kwanza administration.
Mulama who is the Amani National Congress (ANC) Nairobi branch chairman called on the Luhyas to rally behind Mudavadi in taking the community to the “Promised Land of Canaan”.
Mulama was among other leaders present who joined Mudavadi during the 43rd Annual Maragoli Cultural Festival in Vihiga County,at Mbale Grounds who included Vihiga governor Wilbur Otichillo, University Education and Research Principal Secretary Beatrice Inyangala and legislators Omboko Milemba (Emuhaya), Dickson Maungu (Luanda), Beatrice Adagala (Vihiga Woman Rep), Didmus Barasa (Kimilili) and Clement Sloya (Sabatia).
“Through such a remarkable event, we can renew the call for our regional peace and unity in the bid to harness development,” he said.
The Maragoli Cultural Festival took place on Monday with politicians putting across a united front.
The festival takes place annually on December 26.
It showcases the culture and traditions of, not only the Maragoli, but the whole Luhya community that resides in Vihiga.
The festival is organised by the Vihiga Cultural Society.
Mulama took the opportunity to call on Kenyans to let go events of the last General Election and pull together for the development of the country.
Noting that the political season is over, Mulama said of importance at the moment is to let off events of the political season and focus on how the country can move forward.
“The Constitution gives power to those who were elected to be in office for the next five years. What is of importance now is to find out how best we can benefit from the government of the day. We must now move forward and build our country,” he said.
Former Governor Mike Sonko has issued a warning to Governor Johnson Sakaja, stating that if he does not adjust his management style, he will organize for his expulsion.
Sonko claimed that Nairobi residents have indeed been complaining and are dissatisfied with how the city is being operated.
You were elected to serve Nairobians, not to punish Nairobians. We are not happy as Nairobi leaders,” he said.
Sonko stated that Sakaja should follow the law and added that if he does not rule “orderly,” he will not think twice to plan for his impeachment and removal from office using the law and people’s power.
“We want to tell him that even if he has MCAs in his pocket, the constitution is very clear. We can even mobilise the collection of signatures to send you home.”
“Tumekunyamazia sana because we respect you. But ukianza kudharau UDA, President and Deputy President, I am sure we are going to cause havoc,” he said.
“You have to respect Nairobians and work for them because they are the people who have elected you. Dont punish people, don’t be selective in your leadership,” he further added.
As a former governor, Mike Sonko claims to fully understand the grievances of Nairobi residents.
Sonko urged Sakaja to show respect for Nairobi’s business community and end the city’s rampant corruption.