I am not after Wangamati’s seat, Wetang’ula sets the record straight


Bungoma senator Moses Wetang’ula has cleared the air and said that he is not interested in vying for the region’s gubernatorial seat in 2022.

Unsubstantiated rumours have been doing rounds on social media that Wetang’ula is interested in the gubernatorial hence creating the infighting in Ford Kenya party.

Speaking in Syombe, Bumula constituency during the burial of Maendeleo ya Wanawake Chairlady Jane Wachiye, Wetang’ula said that he has not, will not and is not interested in the gubernatorial seat.

“Am way above these shenanigans being peddled on social media that I want to be Bungoma governor, such propaganda is being peddled around by idle minds,” he said.

The embattled Ford Kenya party leader stated that he has announced his presidential candidature and would not stoop too low to compete for a gubernatorial seat.

Political pundits have it that Wetang’ula might endorse the senate speaker Ken Lusaka for the 2022 gubernatorial seat based on their current friendship.

Of Late Wetang’ula has been moving around the county with Lusaka, something that might have cemented their relationship after the latter fell out with the current governor Wycliffe Wangamati over party issues.

Wetang’ula further castigated Wangamati for failing to implement the projects he had pledged during the 2017 campaigns.

“He pledged to revive Kitinda dairy, take back Pan paper factory and do more things that will benefit the common Mwananchi in the next 100 days in office, has he implemented them?,” he posed.

Present were Bungoma woman rep Catherine Wambilianga,Bumula Mp Mwambu Mabonga, Bungoma deputy governor Prof Charles Ngome, Kiminini Mp Chris Wamalwa among others.


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