Kisumu county is one the three cities in the country and it is majorly by the Luo community. In terms and politics, the county is the background of the former Prime Minister and ODM party leader Raila Odinga. As the clock ticks towards the eagerly awaited August general elections, the race to clinch to the Gubernatorial post, Senatorial post and the post of the Women Representative has been taking the new shape.
The Gubernatorial Seat.
The Kisumu county gubernatorial seat has attracted the likes of the former governor Jack Ranguma, Senator Fred Outa,Ken Obura and the incumbent governor Prof Peter Anyang Nyong'o. From the current political activities and events in Kisumu county, Anyang Nyong'o is likely going to retain his seat because of his impressive development records in the city. When Anyang Nyong'o was elected, he made some changes in the Ministry of Finance which were really needed.
In addition to that, Anyang Nyong'o is a close ally of Raila Odinga and he will be defending his seat through ODM party which is very popular in the county. It seems that Nyong'o will be given the ODM party ticket because of his loyalty to the the party leader Raila Odinga and he is the favourite candidate among the people of Kisumu County.
The Senatorial Seat.
The race to succeed the outgoing Senator Fred Outa who will be running for the gubernatorial post has attracted the likes of Ayiecho Olweny, Milton Ogada, Wakili Ojienda, Philip Pande and former Kisumu County Women Representative Rose Nyamunga.
Milton Ogada who hails from Muhoroni sub county is likely going to succeed Senator Fred Outa. Ogada is very popular figure among the residents of Kisumu County and his involvement in the Kisumu County Climate Act has gained him popularity among the voters. In addition to that, Milton Ogada is very good in grassroot mobilization and therefore he is well known among the voters.
The Post of Women Representative.
The race to succeed the outgoing Women Representative Rosa Buyu who will be running for Kisumu West Constituency seat has attracted the likes of the former Kisumu Tourism Executive Rose Kisia, Grace Akumu, Doris.Ombara, Kisumu Land Executive Judith Atyang and Central Seme MCA Sally Okudo.
Former Kisumu county Tourism Executive Rose Kisia is likely going to be the next Kisumu County Women Representative. Kisia is currently a lecturer in Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. In 2013, Rose Kisia lost the seat to Rose Nyamunga and therefore she is not new in the politics of the county. Kisia will be riding on her impressive development records as the Executive of Toursim in the county and she will be running for the seat through ODM party which is very dominant in the county.
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