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Wamalwa heads to new Ford-Kenya..Whats your take on kenyan politics today..???

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After keeping many guessing, Saboti MP Eugene Wamalwa has finally announced that he has joined New Ford-Kenya. After a week of speculation that linked the youthful MP with the Labour Party of Kenya (LPK), Ford-People and United Democratic Movement (UDM), Wamalwa finally called The Standard to announce his new political vehicle. Wamalwa said he go will for the presidency on a New Ford Kenya ticket. The MP said his decision followed consultations with leaders from Western Province, including LPK chairperson Julia Ojiambo, former Ford Kenya chairman Musikari Kombo, former MPs Mukhisa Kituyi and Raphael Wanjala, and his political adviser George Masafu. "The waiting is over. I want to urge my supporters to follow me to New Ford-Kenya on this long journey to State House," said Wamalwa. The MP who failed to make the anticipated announcement, even after being prodded by Deputy Prime-Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Eldoret North MP William Ruto, Housing Minister and New Ford-Kenya Chairman Soita Shitanda and Prof Ojiambo during a political rally at the Bungoma Posta Grounds on Saturday, said he wanted to consult first before making the big announcement. He said he felt honoured to be invited to join LPK and he saw the need for him to talk to her first before making the announcement. "Professor (Ojiambo) is a wonderful woman. In fact she is like my mother and I would not have gone ahead to announce my decision to the public before talking to her. She also agreed that, from the acclamation by the crowd, it was apparent that they wanted me to join New Ford-Kenya," said Wamalwa. Talking on phone, Shitanda confirmed that Wamalwa had indeed joined his party as its leader, and also its 2012 presidential flag-bearer...For more info visit our homepage http://www.eastafricaradiousa.com