Leaders from Western Kenya have urged members of their community to ignore calls by the National Super Alliance (Nasa) to boycott certain products.
Led by Water cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa, they also thanked residents “for turning up in large numbers to vote in the repeat presidential election despite threats and calls to boycott”.
Former Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba said the region was keen to work with the Jubilee government adding that they had lost trust in Nasa and its leadership.
“As leaders from Western Kenya we are very proud of the work and turnout by our people in re-electing President Uhuru,” he said. The leaders were speaking after a two-day retreat in Naivasha that was also attended by Speakers Ken Lusaka (Senate) and Beatrice Elachi (Nairobi County Assembly).
Elachi urged Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula and Musalia Mudavadi to join the government saying they have no place in the Opposition.
“Mudavadi came with Nasa and now this has been replaced with NRM, so where does that leave our two sons. They should come and join us in the government,” she asked.