Luhya unity bid faces fresh headwinds as criticism rises

Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi (left), Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa (centre) and Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula speak during former Vice President Michael Kijana Wamalwa's memorial service in Kitale, Trans Nzoia County, on August 23, 2018. They are pushing for unity of the Luhya people. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The leaders signed the unity deal during the memorial of service of former Vice-President Michael Wamalwa last week.
  • MP Amisi argued that the pro-unity leaders were out to exploit the community’s strength to bargain for State jobs.

Barely a week after the signing of a unity deal among a group of Luhya leaders, sharp divisions have already emerged, an indication of the headwinds the bid faces.

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