Former Kanduyi Member of Parliament Wafula Wamunyinyi has finally lifted the lid on why he relinquished the position of Party Leader of the Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K).
In a press briefing on Monday morning, Wamunyinyi cleared the air around the widely held belief that he was a caretaker party leader.
“When I was the Party Leader, Eugene Wamalwa was our patron, a position not enshrined in the constitution,” he stated.
Further, the former firebrand legislator said when DAP-K was founded, Eugene who took over the leadership position on February 14, 2023 was so engrossed with official government duties that he could not run the party.
As a result, upon exit from the docket of Cabinet Secretary for defense, Mr. Wamalwa had the liberty to indulge in active politics.
“We recently agreed that he now takes over and he is in a position to steer the party forward as he aspires to run for presidency in the next general elections,” he added.
Wamunyinyi was speaking after a meeting with Azimio agents, where he called out Bungoma governor Kenneth Lusaka over recent evictions of small-scale traders in some parts of Bungoma municipality.
“We are not opposed to upgrading of our town, but we must be humane. Imagine evicting a businessperson whose child has been dropped from the scholarship program!”
He was flanked by MCAs Anthony Lusenaka (Bukembe West), Jeremiah Kuloba (Township) and Cornelius Makhanu (Khalaba).