The race to succeed the current governor of Homabay county Dr.Cyprian Awiti is taking shape day by day, campaigns are already ongoing, you would think elections are weeks away.
Since the entry of former Nairobi governor Dr.Evance Kidero into the race, candidates who had declared their interests on the seat are now leaving nothing to chance. The race has so far attracted the attention of the region's political heavyweights like Hon. Gladys Wanga, women representative, Hon. John Mbadi member of parliament Suba south constituency, businessman Jared Okello and the main 2017 challenger Hon Joseph Oyugi Mangwanga former Member of parliament Kasipul constituency.
Hon. Oyugi who had rubbished the rumors that he is ready to deputize Hon. Evans Kidero has been crisscrossing the county to stamp his authority and to maintain his popularity, Oyugi is seen as the best suited to succeed the outgoing governor due to his influence in the county, his development record, and prowess in village politics.
Hon. Magwanga is now daring the interested candidates especially former Nairobi governor Kidero to bring it on since he is more than ready for the race, he has also warned his opponents that it will not be business as usual.
This is a man is known for steadfastness, toughness and having a huge following, he insists when the former prime minister Rt. Hon Raila Odinga reconciled him and the incumbent governor Awiti, they agreed that in 2022 he must vie for the seat on the ODM party ticket, Oyugi is now ready to square it with anyone who is interested.
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