The Ford kenya boss Hon. Moses Wetangula was fronted by the Kenya Kwanza Alliance (KKA) for the National Assembly speaker's seat, which he won after bagging 215 votes against his opponent, former Speaker Kenneth Marende who was fronted by the Azimio coalition, garnerd 135 votes of the lawmakers.
The seat fell vacant after Hon. Moses Wetangula the party leader of FORD Kenya, quit to contest the National Assembly Speaker’s seat, of which he won the seat, paving the way for a by-election to fill his position as the county senator. Following this, at least eleven candidates are salivating to clinch the Bungoma county senatorial. To fill the vacant seat.
Mr Wetang’ula defended his seat on August 9 for a third term, scooping 286,146 votes and trouncing five other contestants who were making the gamble of unseating him, the former Bungoma deputy governor Charles Ngome, journalist Advice Mundalo and politician Machacha Machembe had thrown their hats in the ring in bid to unseat Wetangula.
A fierce battle between Azimio coalition led by Hon. Raila Odinga the former presidential candidate and the Kenya Kwanza Alliance led by president Ruto is likely to emerge, Mr Wetang’ula has not announced his preferred successor.Depending on what candidate Ford Kenya front, a crying battle is still expected if the Orange party file Mr. Sifuna who was to vie for the same post in general elections. The ODM party is likely to clinch the seat because of their candidate.
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