NASA co-principal and Bungoma county senator Moses Wetang’ula has been dealt a major blow after his brother led a group of youths allied to the FORD Kenya party in abandoning him to join ruling Jubilee party.
Wetangula’s younger brother led the youths in declaring that they will working with President Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee Party and back his reelection bid.
They questioned Wetangula’s choice of candidates in various seats in Bungoma County, accusing him of being selfish. "Enough is enough. We will no longer support Ford Kenya. We have been used for long but only Moses benefits," Fred Wetang ‘ula said.
Fred is said to be in charge of Wetangula’s political operations since 1992 and has been questioned by police on election violence for several times.
Fred and the group of youths allegedly met Bungoma Ken Lusaka who is the Jubilee’s point man in western region and vowed to drum support for Uhuru’s reelection.
According to political commentator Isaac Wanjekeche, Fred’s exit from his brother's camp will cost the legislator big time.
"Anybody who understands Bungoma and Wetang'ula's politics understands the role his young brother Fred has been playing," he said. "He was the man in charge of his operations and by crossing over; he complicates matters for the Senator in his home turf."
Fred is said to have mobilized youths to protect his brother when chaos erupted during the launch of his 2017 presidential bid in Kakamega’s Muliro garden last year.
"If you remember the tag Kabuchai defense forces...Fred was the man behind it," Wanjekeche said.
"The man has been using us to fight his wars only to end up rewarding the highest bidders. We are going to expose him,“ Fred added.