Former Kanduyi MP who is also the DAP-K party leader Wafula Wamunyinyi and the Kanduyi MP John Makali have buried the hatchet and promised to work together to better the Kanduyi constituency. Speaking to The Weekly Vision at Kanduyi constituency NG-CDF offices on Monday during the handing-over ceremony, Mr Wamunyinyi lauded Mr Makali for winning the MP seat affirming that he will give him the required support to deliver as an MP.
“Today is a historic day in Kanduyi constituency, being a long-serving MP in the region I am privileged to hand over the mantle to my old friend Lawyer John Makali as he takes over the constituency leadership,” he said. The DAP-K leader called on Kanduyi residents to work with MP Makali and take Kanduyi to the next level asking Mr Makali to improve where his (Wamunyinyi) administration didn’t perform well.
“I know there are areas that I didn’t deliver to the expectation, I hope my brother Makali will make sure he improves it,” Wamunyinyi added. On the Bungoma Senatorial by-election, the former legislator declined to comment on who will be the Azimio flag bearer in the expected by-election in Bungoma.
In the August polls pressure piled on me that I vie for the Bungoma Senator’s seat but because we had quarrelled with Mr Wetang’ula in Ford Kenya feud I didn’t want to compete against him again,” he said, adding that soon he will come out clearly and announce his next political move-Wafula Wamunyinyi
Wamunyinyi hinted that during the August general polls pressure piled on him that he vie for a bigger seat because he was a party leader. “In August polls pressure piled on me that I vie for the Bungoma Senator’s seat but because we had quarrelled with Mr Wetang’ula in Ford Kenya feud I didn’t want to compete against him again,” he said, adding that soon he will come out clearly and announce his next political move.
So far, the Bungoma Senator’s position has attracted more than ten aspirants seeking to replace National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula. The aspirants who have shown interest in the seat are all from the Kenya Kwanza coalition. Mr Wamunyinyi called on members of Parliament to fight hard at the National Assembly and ensure that no one tempers with the NG-CDF. “The NG-CDF plays a key role in supporting education in Kenya, therefore I appeal to all members from both the Kenya Kwanza and Azimio to ensure that they stand firm with the NG-CDF,” he said. Mr Wamunyinyi asked MP Makali to prioritize Education and Health in Kanduyi Constituency.
“I had started some schools within this constituency. I expect my successor to complete them and ensure that there is smooth running of education programs,” Wamunyinyi added. John Makali on his part told the press that he is ready to work with the former MP to deliver to the Kanduyi people, adding he won’t victimize NG-CDF workers who were in the outgoing office.
“Wamunyinyi is now our consultant here in Bungoma, I have no bad blood with him, that was politics we have now embarked on serious work,” Makali added. Mr Makali said that now he is the MP of all Kanduyi residents but not the Ford Kenya lawmaker. “During campaigns, we had different factions supporting various candidates but Kanduyi has one MP known as John Makali, I will work towards uniting all the people,” he noted.
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