Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford-Kenya counterpart Moses Wetang’ula have reiterated that they will only support inclusive national dialogue on constitutional review.
During the homecoming ceremony of Sabatia MP Alfred Agoi on Sartuday, the two said they will support national dialogue when all parties are involved in the process. They added that the rapprochement between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa leader Raila Odinga will not bear fruit if Kenyans are not involved.
“We as political leaders from Western will only support national dialogue if all parties are involved. We are appealing for an all inclusive dialogue for national healing, review of the Constitution and end of electoral injustices,” said Mudavadi.
They said Kenyans should be allowed to deliberate on possible changes to the Constitution. “We will not accept changes to be on the Constitution through handshakes,” said Wetang’ula. Mudavadi and Wetang’ula defended their move of merging ANC with Ford-Kenya to form one political outfit ahead of the 2022 elections.
They said some politicians have been scavenging on Luhya disunity to gain political mileage. The duo asked Luhya elders to support their move. Western Council of Elders chairman Philip Masinde said he is ready to fully support the formation of a strong political party.
Former Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale, Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa and Vihiga governor Wilbur Ottichilo have shown support for the one party idea.