At least eleven candidates have shown their thirst in Bungoma county senatorial seat.The seat fell vacant after Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetang’ula quit to contest the National Assembly Speaker’s position, which he won, paving the way for a by-election.
Mr Wetang’ula defended his seat on August 9 for a third term, bagging 286,146 votes and trouncing five other contestants who were eyeing to unseat him.
The Ford kenya boss was fronted by the Kenya Kwanza alliance for the Speaker’s seat, which he won after scooping 215 votes against his opponent, former Speaker Kenneth Marende, who garnerd 135 votes.
A fresh battle between Azimio coalition and the Kenya Kwanza Alliance is likely to emerge, Mr Wetang’ula has not declared his preferred successor.Depending on what candidate Ford Kenya fields, Kenya Kwanza will have the upper hand in the by-election.
DAP-K party ,under the Azimio coalition, which is giving Ford kenya competition, has not disclosed its candidate, but if they file the former county governor Hon. Wycliffe Wangamati they are likely to win the seat.
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