Five aspirants have tossed themselves in the race for Trans Nzoia Governor. The five are seeking to succeed the outgoing governor Patrick Khaemba who have served two terms. Of keen interest among Trans Nzoia residences is someone that can soar agricultural and business growth in the county.
The countries food basket county has over 900 thousand inhabitants, but out of this 395 thousand are registered voters. Those angling to lead the county include, former rift valley regional commissioner George Natembeya, Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa, businesswoman Dorcas Njenga, Moses Khaoya equally in business, and retired general Philemon Samoei.
Natembeya, who carries the DAP-K ticket is banking on his regional administration experience, having been in charge of 14 counties in the rift valley.
The former rift valley regional commissioner says stalled projects in the outgoing regime has denied Trans Nzoia residence critical services under devolution.
Natembeya's rival, Kiminini MP, Chris Wamalwa is flying Ford-Kenya flag in the county. The second term MP selling his record as a seasoned debater in the national assembly, and the execution of his CDF program.
Taking cognizance that Trans Nzoia is a bastion of agriculture, the Kiminini parliamentarian is placing agriculture at the center of his manifesto.
Dorcas Njenga and Moses Khaoya of ODM will have to settle their scores in the primaries to decide who between them bags the Orange party ticket.
Philemon Samoei on the other hand is seeking the governorship of Trans Nzoia county on a UDA party ticket.
The aspirants are currently traversing the county in an effort to separate each others agenda, but it's the voters who will have their final say.
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