Leaders from Western Kenya have suffered politically due to lack of unity. Currently there are three kingpins in the region. Kakamega county governor Wickliffe Oparanya is also among those who want to lead the Luhya community. This has caused a backlash from senator Malala who has accused him of dividing the community.
Oparanya with other governors of the region have been pushing for the support of Raila Odinga. This largely because Oparanya is the deputy party leader of the ODM party. They have also said that Mudavadi does stand a chance against Ruto and Raila in the general elections.
Malala has brushed off the claims that Atwoli has is the spokesperson of the region. He bad other leaders have fully pledged their support to Musalia Mudavadi. They have insisted that he will be in the ballot this time round. According to political analysts Musalia Mudavadi may be pushing for a runoff. With this he will have the bargaining power to back either Raila or Ruto.
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