Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi and Cotu Secreatray-General Francis Atwoli on Sunday, December 6 held a meeting in Busia.
According to a report by the Star, the two leaders along with several members of Parliament from the Luhya community met at the home of Busia Senator Amos Wako.
The leaders are said to have met to discuss issues concerning Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) referendum, 2022 politics as well as the elusive Luhya unity.
The leaders later proceeded to St. Stephen’s ACK Church for a fundraiser.
Mudavadi and Atwoli confirmed the meeting without giving more details.
“As leaders we can meet as we always do and this was one such opportunity,” Mudavadi said.
“With leaders from Western Kenya, among them @MusaliaMudavadi and Sen. Amos Wako, on our way to Busia county for a fundraiser at St. Stephen’s A.C.K Church.” Atwoli tweeted.
— Francis Atwoli NOM(DZA),EBS,MBS. (@AtwoliDza) December 6, 2020
Others at the meeting included Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala, MPs Tindi Mwale (Butere), Aseka Miradi (Khwisero), Sakwa Bunyasi (Nambale), Alfred Agoi (Sabatia), Ayub Savula (Lungari) and Beatrice Adagala (Vihiga Woman Representative).
Reports indicate that the Busia meeting was pushed to provide an opportunity for the two leaders and some Luhya MPs to push for unity behind the BBI.
Atwoli and Mudavadi have not been reading on the same page over should succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Cotu boss intention to back Raila Odinga for 2022 presidency may have rubbed Mudavadi, who had also shown his interest to run for President in 2022, in the wrong way.
The Luhya unity could potentially change the political trends in Western Kenya and bad news to Deputy President William Ruto is attempting to make inroads.
The ANC leader has been engaging key leaders, including President Uhuru over his 2022 plans.