The Kakamega and Mombasa gubernatorial election was postponed to August 23,2022 because of a mix up in the printing of the ballot papers.However, speculations riffle after William Ruto was announced as a president elect by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairperson, Wafula Chebukati. The announcement of William Ruto as the president elect may affect the gubernatorial race.In Mombasa, Abdulswamad Nassir will be vying on the Orange Democratic Movement party while Hassan Omar is vying for the gubernatorial seat under the United Democratic Alliance Party,a party headed by William Ruto.In Kakamega County, Fernandez Barasa will be facing off Cleophas Malala of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
Kakamega county gubernatorial seat aspirant Fernandez Barasa has come out to explain the reason why he will not be attending the scheduled azimio la umoja one Kenya alliance elected leaders inauguration at KICC today. Speaking through his platforms, he has said that the reason why he will not be attending is because he is yet to be voted for as the next governor of Kakamega county.
Candidates in various counties have five days to know their fate. Bungoma, Kakamega, Nairobi and Kiambu are some of the counties that will experience stiff competition on gubernatorial race. And what do the latest opinion polls say about the possible winners of this seat in these four counties.
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati has just announced the suspension of four elective positions. ODM Kakamega gubernatorial aspirant Fernandez Barasa. The gubernatorial elections in Mombasa and Kakamega will not be held since there were names of non-participating candidates and their details thereof on the ballot papers.
The former prime minister Raila Odinga is facing a stiff competition from the deputy president William Ruto in Western region ahead of the August general elections. However, the ODM boss is still regarded as the most popular politician in the region despite some of the political bigwigs from the region like Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula being in Ruto's Kenya Kwanza team.
During a Kakamega county gunernatorial race debate held at the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Raila's pointman in the contest Fernandez Barasa has stolen show in what he will do in the first 100 days in office if elected. Barasa said that he will first restructure the budget so that he can be able to take care of new plug ins.
Claims that Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala violated a man have been confirmed to be true. According to a reliable source who spoke on condition of anonymity the youthful Senator has several cases of violation of men against him. The case of a man identified as Sangulo has taken center stage because of a video clip that has gone viral on social media platforms.
Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala, one of the frontrunners in the gubernatorial seat that has just been affected by IEBC decision to suspend its contest in tomorrow's polls has expressed his displeasure with the announcement, associating it with a conspiracy to influence the presidential election. According to Malala who addressed the media shortly after Chebukati's announcement hit headlines, he has claimed that the electoral agency was rest assured of his imminent win and had to device a scheme that would affect the presidential elections.
(Photo courtesy, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairperson Wafula Chebukati.) By Fredrick Ameka. Kakamega gubernatorial aspirant Fernandez Barasa has sent a bold message to IEBC ahead of August polls. The aspirant says that Azimio supporters will not leave the poling stations after voting. This is because Azimio supporters will be protecting their votes for the coalitions flagbearer Hon.
Collage photo of Governor Oparanya and Fernandez Barasa Outgoing Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya has finally addressed a rhetoric that has been pushed by senator Cleophas Malala who on several occasions claimed that Fernandez Barasa, the ODM gubernatorial candidate is a first born son of Oparanya's sister. Basing on the unfounded allegation, Malala therefore urged the electorate to refrain themselves from voting Barasa to office as that could amount to perpetuating the Oparanya dynasty in the county.
A latest opinion poll was conducted by Infotrak on the gubernatorial candidates popularity with few days to the August general elections. According to the results shared online,the opinion poll was conducted in several regions of the country.In Kisumu County,the opinion poll results indicated that Anyang Nyong'o is likely to remain to be the Kisumu Governor.He was leading in popularity with 71 percent.In Nyamira County,the opinion poll results indicated that Amos Nyaribo is leading in the popularity rating.
As new information becomes available on a daily basis, political tension in the nation stays high. There are many things going on, and politicians are actually working very hard to rescue themselves. This is exactly what Raila is doing as he keeps traveling to different areas of the nation in an effort to increase his support ahead of the elections in August.
Former Lugari member of parliament and United Democratic Party leader Cyrus Jirongo has been thrust to limelight by his competitors for the Kakamega gubernatorial seat over allegations that the veteran politician is deceitful and continues to secretly engage with William Ruto-led UDA party. Speaking in Kakamega while campaigning for their candidature, ODM gubernatorial candidate Fernandez Barasa and his deputy Ayub Savula castigated Jirongo for continuously undermining Raila while at the same time claiming to be supporting the Azimio coalition.
While on their way to a rally at Bukhungu Stadium, the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party campaigns team made a brief stopover in Navakholo, Kakamega County. During the stopover, Azimio candidate Raila Amollo Odinga regaled the crowd by reverting to his old campaign gimmick of announcing an imaginary football match.
'Khalwale Will Attempt to Impeach Barasa' ODM Senate Candidate Solicits Support, Says Khalwale is Untrustworthy
A collage photo of Fernandez Barasa and Dr. Bonny Khalwale Kakamega county's ODM senatorial candidate Dr. Brian Lishenga has expressed his concerns with residents resolve of wanting to vote for an ODM governor, Fernandez Barasa and preferring Bonny Khalwale for the senate seat at his expense. Addressing the matter through his social media pages, the former Moi university don pleaded with ODM supporters in the county to reconsider their decision arguing that Khalwale's win will be a nightmare for Mr. Barasa should he beat Malala and clinch the gubernatorial seat.
Raila Odinga, the head of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya alliance, and his team will make their final trip to the western region before the polls tomorrow and host a massive gathering at the renowned Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega county. Despite the local government preventing the deputy president, William Ruto, from visiting the stadium yesterday, Bukhungu Stadium, which was undergoing renovations, is now reportedly set to accommodate the azimio la umoja movement leaders tomorrow.
Kakamega county politics have been on the limelight for a quite long time following the fierce competition witnessed among the gubernatorial candidates who are trying to succeed the incumbent Kakega County governor and the deputy party leader of the Orange Democratic Movement ( ODM) Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya. Amongst the Kakamega County gubernatorial candidates are the incumbent Kakamega County Senator Cleo Malala who is flying the Kenya Kwanza Coalition ticket, and the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition candidate Fernandez Barasa.
The next general elections in Kenya will happen in approximately 45 days to go and the political temperatures seems to rise each day with aspirants eyeing for any post now busy with their campaigns in search for Majority votes. The various research companies carry out opinion polls for different candidates across the country and Mizani Africa has carried out the Kakamega county gubernatorial polls.
Kenya Kwanza Alliance agreement tasked Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi and his counterpart Moses Wetangula with a mandate to deliver 70% of votes in Western region in order to get 30% of government. However, the Kenya Kwanza Alliance have received a blow after latest Opinion Polls conducted by Mizani Africa group indicates ODM will produce most seats in the two counties.
Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala is now a relieved man. This is after the High Court dismissed two cases challenging the academic qualifications of the Senator. The cases filed were challenging the validity of Malala's degree certificate from United States International University. This was in a bid to stop Cleophas Malala from vying for Kakamega Gubernatorial seat for failing to meet the degree requirement.