Kakamega County Senator Cleophas Malala took a swipe at President Uhuru Kenyatta and his current regime over his relationship with his Western People and allied leaders.
Talking earlier today during his interview with a local radio station, Malala faulted President Kenyatta for sidelining his party leader Musalia Mudavadi during the Madaraka day celebrations in Kisumu.
The firebrand Senator also noted that they felt unappreciated as Western people over his regime’s neglect of the Western region in terms of development while seeing the same in other regions.
He challenged the head of state to declare his stand on the region, questioning the composition of his government in regards to his Western people and the ANCleader Musalia Mudavadi.
“I recently talked to fellow ANC leaders and told them we must now take on issues head-on. Tell me who in Uhuru’s government comes from the Western region? We must question how genuine his ties with Musalia is. Even during the Madaraka Day celebrations he couldn’t recognize Mudavadi,” he said.
Malala gave an example of the sinking Mumias sugar company in the region under Uhuru’s watch that could have been revived owing to numerous debts owed to government parastatals.
“The government of Kenya is not genuine with us as the people of Western Kenya. Mumias Sugar company owes many government parastatals the huge chunk of its debt. Why can’t the government just write off the debt?
“If they are saying 5 billion is enough to revive Mumias Sugar Company, is the government unable to give us that amount? He was recently in Nyanza where he launched projects worth about Kshs 30 billion. Why can’t he give us 5 billion or 10 billion we revive the sugar company?” he posed.