Mr. Hillary Chongwony and hundreds of his supporters joined governor Wycliffe Wangamati gubernatorial team during a mega event in Mount Elgon.
" Team ' Job SI Stori" us growing bigger and better. Today we welcomed former deputy governor Hillary Chongwony and his team" wrote governor Wycliffe Wangamati on his official Facebook page.
Governor Wangamati said that the former deputy governor will play a major role in strengthening his grassroot support in Mount Elgon region.
" Hillary will play a major role in strengthening our grassroot support in Mount Elgon" added governor Wycliffe Wangamati.
Hillary Chongwony served as the first deputy governor of Bungoma county. He deputized the then Bungoma governor Kenneth Lusaka. They lost in 2017 polls to the current governor Wycliffe Wangamati.
Mr. Hillary defection to Wangamati camp comes four days after the senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka dropped him in favour of Madam Chemtai Janepher as his deputy governor candidate.
The former deputy governor will boost governor Wycliffe Wangamati reelection bid. Today's defection will adversely affect speaker Kenneth Lusaka gubernatorial campaigns in Mount Elgon region.
Governor Wycliffe Wangamati is seeking reelection on a DAP-K party ticket while speaker Kenneth Lusaka is keen on unseating the governor on a FORD Kenya party ticket.
Businessman Zachary Baraza is also on the gubernatorial race on a UDM party ticket after ditching UDA party.
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