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Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi

Date of Birth: 21/09/1960
Place of Birth: Sabatia, Vihiga District, Kenya


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Jubilee unites ahead of poll

ODM's prospects are worsened by the fact that (Wycliffe) Musalia Mudavadi, who leads the populous Maragoli segment of the Luhya, is a perennial vacillator when it comes to choosing between Jubilee and CORD...


Warnings of a bad election

The second-largest ethnic group, the Luhya, who were solidly on the side of Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) in 2007, are now split three ways between the Jubilee Alliance, Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi's Amani National Congress and CORD...


Bye-election fever

The Luhya heartland in western Kenya is deeply divided between three parties: CORD still has huge support in Busia and Bungoma, and the Moi-era Finance Minister (Wycliffe) Musalia Mudavadi's Amani National Congress is likely to dominate his native Kakamega, even as he repeatedly promises to attract a majority nationwide...


An executive not executing

They could hire four more cabinet secretaries to shore up their support in under-represented regions like Western Kenya (former Deputy Prime Minister Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi is mentioned as one possibility) but they have taken no action...


The closest of shaves

Luhya voters had to choose between local man Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi and Odinga, and were crucial, as were a dozen smaller ethnic groups (AC Vol 54 No 5, Jubilee aims to win it in one & Swing counties hold the key)...

The electronic results that had reached it suggested that the number of rejected ballots (placed in the wrong box or where voters’ intentions could not be detected) would top an incredible 600,000 nationwide, with an apparently excessive vote for the third candidate, Musalia Mudavadi...


Swing counties hold the key

They may well support Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi’s United Democratic Front, which is likely to be in third place after the first round, with about 5% of the vote...

More recently, when Musalia Mudavadi left Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement, a move said to have been influenced by forces within State House keen to disrupt the ODM’s Western Kenya support base, that also did not produce the desired effect...


By Skype from The Hague

Second-tier candidates such as the United Democratic Front’s Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi, Martha Karua from Narc-Kenya (formerly the National Rainbow Alliance), Peter Kenneth of the Kenya National Congress and James ole Kiyiapi of the Restore and Build Kenya party, tried to make an impression but didn’t make the breakthrough they had hoped for...


Holding their breath

In 2013, Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi may control the largest bloc of votes outside the two main coalitions, although he seems to be supported by only half of his own Luhya community...


A race to the bottom

The collapse of a pre-election pact between Kenyatta and Ruto on the one hand and Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi of the United Democratic Front on the other had all but lost the Jubilee Alliance any real chance in Western Kenya, the second biggest voting bloc after Mount Kenya, and possibly in the Rift Valley, where all elections have been determined...


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