Ford parties rivalry plays out at burial

Political rivalry between Ford Kenya and New Ford Kenya parties took centre stage during the burial of prominent politician Masinde Muliro’s wife at Sibanga in Trans Nzoia.

Mrs Mercia Muliro died aged 91.

The supremacy battle pitted politicians associated with Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula and those linked to Water Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa.

Former minister Noah Wekesa, who supports the New Ford-K, said they would not “entertain” nonsense at the burial of the South African woman, indirectly telling off the Ford Kenya team that had just arrived.

Mr Wekesa was the master ceremony.

New Ford-K supporters also told off their Ford-K counterparts, saying they should desist from boasting that Mr Muliro was the Ford-K founder.

Ford-K leader Moses Wetang’ula urged residents to give him the mandate of accomplishing Mr Muliro’s presidential bid in the next General Election.

Former New Ford-K leader Eugene Wamalwa, however, said it was too early for some politicians to declare themselves preferred presidential candidates.