“At no time have I interfered with the assembly leadership, I have never financed Wetang’ula at any time am therefore asking Wangamati to publicly apologize for tainting my image with such senseless comments,” asked Lusaka.

Listeners of a popular local vernacular radio station were treated to a free drama after two leaders went for each other’s throats over the changes in the Bungoma county assembly leadership.

Senate speaker Ken Lusaka and Bungoma governor Wycliffe Wangamati traded barbs that almost turned nasty.
During a telephone interview on Sulwe Fm a radio station owned by Royal Media Services, Wangamati had accused Lusaka of financing the changes to distabilize the county government.
“It is in public limelight that Lusaka gave gave out money to Bungoma senator Moses Wetang’ula to execute the changes in the county assembly, Wetang’ula is dishonest and untrustworthy,” he said.

He though he could not mention the amount that Lusaka gave out to Wetang’ula, it was a clear indication that he might be in the know of what transpired.
However Lusaka who was listening to the interview online, send the messages to the interviewers asking Wangamati to stop tagging his name into the assembly changes.
“At no time have I interfered with the assembly leadership, I have never financed Wetang’ula at any time am therefore asking Wangamati to publicly apologize for tainting my image with such senseless comments,” asked Lusaka.

However Wangamati stood his ground and refuses to apologize to Lusaka.
“I will not apologize to him, he understands very well what am saying, he gave Wetang’ula money to finance some mischievous MCAs to throw out assembly leadership,” he said.
During the changes that have been stopped by the court, Joseph Nyongesa of Tuuti/Marakaru was elected the majority leader replacing Florence Wekesa of Maeni ward while Elizabeth Tindi was picked as his deputy.

In other changes, Meshack Museveni of Mukuyuni Ward was picked as the Majority chief whip replacing  Everlyne Mutyembu of Malakisi/South Kulisiru ward.
Bungoma township ward MCA Joseph Maguda was picked to replace nominated Ford Kenya MCA Luke Opwora.

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