A meeting convened by Bungoma Senator ,Hon Moses Wetangular at Malava Mp Malulu Injendi’s home was today stopped by the police.
The aim of the meeting was to shape the political direction of the Mulembe nation ahead of the 2022 general elections.
The Leaders bumped onto a police roadblock along the Kakamega-Malava road prompting a change of course.
At the Mp’s home,police dispersed a crowd using teargas carnisters.
Later,the Bungoma senator accompanied by a number of Mp’s converged at the Kakamega Sports club. Before then,they had attended the burial of Luanda Mp,Christopher Omulele’s mother.
Why the meeting was stopped.
According to Western Region Police Commander Peris Kimani, the meeting went against Covid-19 guidelines hence could not not be allowed to proceed.
“I have given firm instructions to the county commanders in Vihiga and Kakamega to enforce the law and ensue the guidelines are observed by everybody. We will not allow the meeting to proceed,” said Ms Kimani.
In response ,Mr. Malulu said that they won’t be cowed by the actions taken by the police.
“We have made choices and we know choices have consequences. There is no turning back in our crusade to back a presidential candidate of our choice,” said Mr Malulu.
Alego Usonga Mp speech cut short.
Before the Malava incident, Alego Usonga Mp Samuel Atandi could not complete his speech during the Luanda Burial.
The shrewd MP had warned a section of Leaders from Western region against dragging the former prime Minister’s name into the Luhya politics.
After confrontations with the youths, Mr .Atandi had no option but to surrender the microphone.
He stood in for The ODM leader ,former prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga, in meeting that was heavily guarded by security personnel.
The MP was forced to take cover in the compound where the funeral was being held as the police came to his rescue.
The legislature was accused of disrespecting the Luhya nation and its leaders.
His exit from the venue was later facilitated by the police.
Mr. Atandi accused the Luhyas of discussing unity at a time when Kenya and the world was struggling with the covid -19 pandemic.
“The future of Kenya does not depend on what you do as a community,” said Mr Atandi who appeared to pour cold water on calls for Luhya unity.
In attendance were MPs Omboko Milemba (Emuhaya), Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini), Alfred Agoi (Sabatia), Godfrey Osotsi (Nominated), Dan Wanyama (Webuye West) and Charles Gimose (Hamisi) attended.