All systems go as IEBC conducts Kitutu Chache by-election
SEE ALSO :MPs plot how they will keep their jobsPolling stations open at 6am. Heavy rains “We have recruited enough staff for the exercise but the challenge still remains the heavy downpour that has delayed the dispatch of election materials. We expect a huge voter turnout,” said Ms Imbo. Incumbent MP Richard Onyonka (Ford Kenya) is facing stiff challenge from Jubilee Party’s Anthony Kibagendi and Samuel Omwando of ODM. Mr Onyonka has already declared this will be the last time he will be seeking a parliamentary seat.
SEE ALSO :27 constituencies could be scrapped“I have told my opponents to take it easy and allow me finish this term. This is my third term in Parliament and I believe I have done an exemplary job to earn their votes. I have done a marvellous job in improving school infrastructure and road network within the constituency,” he said. But Mr Kibagendi said the incumbent wasted his two terms. “The constituency needs a new form of leadership. It is not an issue of politicking but we have a clear-cut agenda to improve their livelihoods. My agenda is to change the way we spend our cut from the National Treasury,” he said. And Mr Omwando will be seeking to unseat Onyonka for the second time. He has previously served as mayor in the defunct Kisii municipality. “I am confident this will be my victory. Kisii is an ODM zone and with the overwhelming support from the Opposition supporters, I will defeat my competitors and those who think they can forever cling to power,” he said.
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