The Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi has said the Iteso and Luhya will come together and produce a President for Kenya from Western region.
Speaking during the launch of Oku Kaunya Foundation in Kakamer, Teso North Sub County on Saturday, Mudavadi said the Iteso are part and parcel of Western region.
” Despite different ethnic origins, God found it necessary to place the Iteso among the people of Mulembe (peace). The integration and cohesion has been the hallmark of the peaceful relationships between Iteso and the Luhya.
My partnership with Iteso is historical. I have worked in Government with friends like Ekirapa (Albert A.A.) and Pancras Otwani (the late) who served as assistant ministers during Moi’s regime,” he said.
He said Eng. Vincent Sidai was his candidate for Gubernatorial seat in 2013 elections. ” He introduced me to Ekwete (busaa) drink.
There are many projects initiated for Busia town and County Councils, and Malaba Town Council as the Minister for Local Government.
I have also fundraised to build many schools and churches here. In fact I publicly announced for Bishop OKiring (Eliud) in creation of Anglican Church of Kenya Katakwa Diocese.
The Secretary General of Western Region Elders Council Japheth Barua is my friend. Let it be known that the only legitimate elders’ council is the Western Region Elders Council. Any others are imposters,” he said.
Mudavadi said the Oku Kaunya Foundation is a worthy cause by the Iteso meant to ease the suffering of the disadvantaged in the society.
” Kaunya is investing in the future. From its resume, the Oku Kaunya Foundation is unique. It is a holistic combination offering quality education, combating diseases and tackling poverty.
It is clear to me that Kaunya is a leader of substance compared to the costly jokes Jubilee Government plays on the minds of Kenyans, especially on matters of children and youth welfare,” he said.
He said like Oku Kaunya Foundation, ANC wants to re-orient the youth towards values of hard work. I ANC policy is to abolish KCPE and keep children in school until form four when they are old enough to go to University,” he said.
Photo: ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Oku Kaunya join traditional Teso Anyoun traditional dancers in Kakemer on Saturday.