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‘Learn from Ruto, Raila’ -Wetang’ula tells Mulembe leaders

Saturday, May 11th, 2024 19:33 | By
The Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetang'ula speaking during Mama Femina Khayisio's burial in Kakamega County. PHOTO/@MusaliaMudavadi/X
The Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetang'ula speaking during Mama Femina Khayisio's burial in Kakamega County. PHOTO/@MusaliaMudavadi/X

The Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetang'ula on Saturday, May 11, 2024, urged leaders from the Western region to set aside their political differences and to unite.

Speaking during the funeral service of Mama Femina Khayisio, mother of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Renson Mulele Ingonga, in Makunga, Mumias East Constituency, Kakamega County, the former Bungoma Senator told the leaders that it is high time they learn from President William Ruto and his political nemesis, Raila Odinga, who have put aside their political differences.

As Raila is running for the African Union Commission chairmanship, Ruto's government is at the forefront of helping the former Premier clinch the seat, something Wetang'ula said is worth emulating.

"As I called for respect for leaders from the region, I urged our critics not to abuse the freedom of expression by abusing senior politicians from the area but to be true agents of unity and economic progress for our people. I asked them to borrow a leaf from President William Ruto, who, despite the sharp political differences with Azimio Leader Raila Odinga, has directed his arsenal in front of his bid for the African Union Commission Chairman's position.

"The political maturity exhibited by politicians from various party affiliations was a clear sign of leaders from Mulembe nation moving away from unhealthy political distinction where newcomers in politics turned funerals into forums to hurl insults at their seniors," Wetang'ula said in a statement on X.

Mourners at Mama Femina Khayisio in Makunga, Mumias East Constituency, Kakamega County. PHOTO/@MusaliaMudavadi/X
Mourners at Mama Femina Khayisio burial in Makunga, Mumias East Constituency, Kakamega County. PHOTO/@MusaliaMudavadi/X

The former Kenya's Foreign Affairs Minister condoled with the Ingonga family and lauded the mother as a role model to many.

"A mother's love is one of the strongest emotional bonds that human beings can experience. My brother Ingonga, may you walk in the shadow of Christ during this mourning period as you find strength and solace in the memories you shared together with your beloved mum," he added.

Mudavadi's message

Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi was also in attendance and said the loss of Ingonga's mother is deeply felt by society.

"Losing a mother is a profound sorrow, and the passing of a matriarch who binds and guides the family is deeply felt by society," Mudavadi stated.

Cabinet Secretary Aisha Jumwa (Gender and Culture) and Moses Kuria (Public Service), Governors Johnson Sakaja (Nairobi), Jonathan Bii (Uasin Gishu), Paul Otuoma (Busia), Fernandez Barasa of Kakamega, COTU general secretary Francis Atwoli, and UDA secretary general Cleophas Malala were among the leaders present.

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