Today the nation through the IEBC conducted 4 by-elecions. The London Ward by-elecions, Matungu parliamentary by-election, Kiamakoma by-elections in Kisii and the Kabuchai parliamentary by-elections in Bungoma. It was a tough decision for the residents and voters to choose a leader who will serve them and bring the change they desire. UDA and ANC parties have been accused of voter bribery.
In all the by-elecions there was cases of voter bribery and this led to heavy deployment of security officers and the arrest of some of the legislators who were being used as party agents. However, speculations have emerged that UDA candidate has led in one of the by-elecions. In Nakuru Town West where the London Ward by-elecions were conducted it has emerged that Anthony Nzuka of UDA has finally won.
Millicent Omanga and Dennis Itumbi tweeted the victory of their candidate. They have claimed that the Deep State has lost despite their guns, and chest-thumping. Dennis Itumbi claimed that the state instigated violence but it has finally lost.
He said that not even the deep state, Murathe, Kamanda and Tuju could stop their victory. Omanga claimed that what are these vocal and powerful leaders going to tell Kenyans? They have now congratulated Anthony Nzuka.
The Amani Nationl Congress party leader Hon Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya Counterpart Hon Moses Masika Wetangula have stamped their authority in the western region politics today. This is after their respective candidates take early leads in Matungu and Kabuchai respectively.
Ford Kenya Party leader Moses Wetang’ula earned the bragging rights after his candidate emerged victorious in the just concluded by-elections in Kabuchai.
Ford Kenya candidate Simiyu Majimbo Kalasinga trounced his competitors after garnering 65 per cent of the votes while his closest challenger Masinde Evans Kaikai of UDA Party managed only 22 per cent of the total votes.
Kalasinga got 19,274 votes emerging the winner of the by-election and was followed at a distant second by Masinde Kaikai who got 6, 455 votes.
In his victory speech, Kalasinga had kind words for his Party leader for getting him this far and picking him from nowhere to making him a Member of Parliament.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the party leader Moses Wetangula, Party Chairman and Ford Kenya youth league for the support untill this far. I know it is difficult to to take over from able leadership of James Lusweti but I want to assure the people of Kabuchai that I will give my best. I want to thank my party leader again for picking me from nowhere and here I am the MP,” said Kalasinga.
In his speech Wetangula said the people of Bungoma County cannot be sold to the highest bidder since they are principled and know where they belong.