Former Member of Parliament Engineer Nicholas Gumbo is hunting votes through all means. He is eying the Siaya gubernatorial seat come 2022 general elections. In a series of meetings in Siaya the former chair of the Public Accounts Committee has been going to the extent of dancing with the electorates, in order to sway them.
Siaya county is under govenor Cornel Rasanga who is serving his second term on an ODM ticket. The governor has already signalled that he might vie for a parliamentary seat in next year's polls as the constitution bars him to retain his position as a county boss. However,he is in the eye of a storm following accusations that he’s been influencing the allocation of vast swathes of land at the expansive Yala Swamp to a private developer.
Siaya County boss Governor Cornel Rasanga on the spot over an alleged misappropriation of public funds amounting to Ksh0.6 billion. The probe initiated by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters has already seen an interrogation of junior and senior staff, some of whom Rasanga sent parking.
With the political temperatures uplifted the country over in anticipation of the 2022 general political race, legislative issues stay an issue of worry in present-day Kenya. There would one say one is normal bad dream for the 22 Governors who are serving their second and last terms What next after 2022?
Trouble could be looming in Raila Odinga's ODM party after reports emerged of a probable line-up that could be handed direct nomination tickets in the 2022 general elections. According to a report ran by Daily Nation Newspaper on Tuesday, the party could be facing a major test in Luo Nyanza after it emerged that ODM had a list of alleged prefered candidates who could be directly handed the party's nomination ticket in 2022.
With barely 11 months left to the next General Election, nearly half of the county governors will be ineligible to vie again having served two consecutive terms in line with the constitution. Photo courtesy This scenario has seen a majority of them start strategizing on their political futures away from bodyguards, chase cars, handlers, hangers-on and controlling the county bacon running into billions of shillings.
Canadian Based Kenya Lawyer, a self-proclaimed NRM General, Joshua Miguna Miguna has reacted to reports circulating on news outlets that Siaya Governor, Cornel Rasanga is eyeing to be the MP after his two terms of being of a Governor comes to an end in 2022. According to Citizen TV, the Siaya Governor has declared interest in being the next MP of Alego Usonga which has sparked a reaction from the current of the constituency, Samuel Atandi.
For a very long period of time, James Orengo has been loyal to the ODM party and party leader Raila Odinga. He has been fighting many wars on behalf of the party and the party leader especially when it comes to legal matters and as things seem to be, it is now the perfect time for the party to thank him.
As 2022 general elections come near, different politicians are now bumping all the efforts to popularize themselves among the voters, and making their manifestos known to them. This is also happening in Siaya county. Current siaya senator —James Orengo has been whispered that he will be vying for the gubernatorial position, and the current Siaya county governor has indicated that he will be contesting for a lower seat —Alego Usonga MP seat.
As the 2022 general election draws near, many alignments are seen in the political fields in all seats from the Presidential seat to the gubernatorial seat. Aspirants of different seats in Siaya County have possed mixed reactions due to a secret 2022 election line-up in the ODM party of Raila Odinga.
A section of angry Kenyans have blasted Siaya County Governor Cornel Rasanga after the top ODM politician made claims that he shall be vying for Member of Parliament seat in the upcoming 2022 general elections. According to the ODM Governor, he shall be vying for the Alego-Usonga parliamentary seat on ODM ticket.
Siaya Member of Parliament Hon James Orengo, Rarienda Member of Parliament Hon Otiende Amollo have reportedly unveiled their Preferred 2022 Candidate for Alego Constituency even as Trouble now rocks Raila's ODM Party Ahead of the upcoming 202 general election. Addressing the media as reported by Kenyans.co.ke, Siaya Senator, James Orengo, and Rarieda MP, Otiende Amollo, have expressed their disappointment in outgoing Governor Cornel Rasanga for going after the Alego Uyoga Parliamentary seat.
Eleven months to the general elections, out of the 47 Governors, 21are finding themselves between a rock and a hard place on how to remain Politically relevant after their term lapses in 2022. In the Coast region, Mombasa governor, Hassan Joho, his Kwale and Kilifi counterparts Sam Mvurya and Amason Kingi respectively will be finishing their terms.
After a newspaper hypothesized the possibilities of the individual who will be given ODM ticket, people have took to social media to criticize that move. The newspaper stated that James Orengo is likely to be given ODM ticket to vie as Siaya county governor which will give him a great chance, Opiyo Wandayi is likely to get Ugunja member of parliament ticket, Oburu Odinga for Siaya County senator, the current governor whose time is soon collapsing Cornel Rasanga for Alego Usonga Constituency.
Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga has been told to brace for a bruising battle in the race for the Alego Usonga parliamentary seat in the 2022 General Elections. This comes after Governor Rasanga recently declared interest in the Alego Usonga parliamentary seat after his tenure as the county boss comes to completion next year.
A secret 2022 elections line-up has emerged in ODM leader Raila Odinga’s Siaya backyard, causing jitters among party aspirants who feel excluded. Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi's withdrawal from the gubernatorial race has been linked with influence by top leadership of the party to have him step down for Senator James Orengo.
Former Tharaka Nithi Governor, Samuel Ragwa has announced he will vie for the county senate seat in the upcoming 2022 General Election. Ragwa, who is an ardent supporter of Deputy President William Ruto, joins the long list of top and senior politicians who have chosen to vie for what some Kenyans consider to be 'smaller' seats in the upcoming polls.
Low turnout marked the first day of mass voter registration as the electoral commission kicked off the exercise countrywide. Officials complained of a large number of uncollected national identification cards required for registration. In Siaya, the county government issued two bars of soap to each applicant to entice more locals to enlist.
Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga has been told to prepare for a swelling fight in the race for the Alego Usonga parliamentary seat in the 2022 General Elections. This comes after Governor Rasanga as of late proclaimed interest in the Alego Usonga parliamentary seat after his residency as the region supervisor comes to fulfillment one year from now.
Alfred Mutua: The mandate of the governor of Machakos will expire in 2022. Although he has already declared his candidacy for the presidency, Dr Mutua could decide to run for the seat of deputy. Governor of Embu Martin Wambora The term will also end in 2022.