A consultative meeting between a delegation of senior leaders from the expansive Western region and President William Ruto and his deputy, Rigathi Gachagua, took place today at State House Nairobi.
According to a photo that was posted by TV 47 Kenya on its official Facebook page, there were two elected members of the region's parliament present. The duo consisted of; Titus Khamala, a legislator for Lurambi, and Emmanuel Wagwe, a legislator for Navakholo,
Titus Khamala and Emmanuel Wagwe were both elected on the ODM party ticket. Khamala started out as a member of the ANC party but switched to the ODM party a few months before the August elections to fight for his Lurambi parliamentary seat.
Before switching to the ODM party to run for a second time for the Navakholo parliamentary seat, Emmanuel Wagwe belonged to the Jubilee party, which was in power at the time. He served as the national assembly's immediate majority chief whip in the past.
The following Luhya leaders were also present at today's meeting: Musalia Mudavadi, the secretary of the prime minister's cabinet, Moses Wetangula, the speaker of the national assembly, Bonny Khawlale, a senator from Kakamega who also serves as the majority whip in the senate, and Francis Atwoli, the secretary general of the COTU,
Others included; Cleophas Malala, a former senator from Kakamega; Benjamin Washiali, a former MP from Mumias East; and Rashid Echesa, a former sports cabinet secretary.
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