Ford kenya will hold its nominations on Tuesday January 5 to pick its favourite candidate to battle it out in the Kabucahi by-election.
The primaries will be held at Musese CDF offices near Chwele market; already the Officer Commanding Station in Chwele has given party officials and members a go ahead.
The nominations will take place between 9am to 3pm according to Kabuchai constituency Ford Kenya party secretary David Milimo.
The campaigns will officially kick off on January 18 while the by-election will take place on March 4 according to IEBC.
The nomination has so far attracted two candidates who have paid their Sh100,000 registration dues each awaiting to face off in the nomination process.
They are businessman cum politician Majimbo Kalasinga and Nakuru East deputy county commissioner Eric Wanyonyi.
The seat was left vacant following the death of area Mp James Lusweti who was buried on December 19, 2020 at his Sanandiki village home in Chwele.
According to Ford Kenya National Organizing Secretary in charge of planning Christopher Mandu Mandu, the primaries will follow the delegates system.
“We are going to use the delegate system and everything is set, we will allow transparency to prevail, the nominated person will be supported fully,” he said.
Already Khadijah Mustafa the Ford Kenya director of election visited Musese CDF offices and certified it fit to hold the primaries.
Former Bungoma Chief Officer in charge of public administration David Kibiti has announced vying for the seat on Green Movement party.
Scores have announced vying for it as independent candidates and they include Evans Kakai, Peter Kapanga, Amos Wekesa and Scholastica Murunga.
Dr.Juma Mukhwana pulled out of the Kabuchai by-elections after realizing that he might be rigged out.
He vied for the Bungoma senatorial seat in 2017 on Jubilee party but was defeated by Moses Wetang’ula.
Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang’ula last week announced that the party will hold credible nominations where delegates will pick their favourite candidate.
“There is no handpicking in Ford Kenya, all contestants will pass through the primaries and the winner will be supported fully, there is no direct nominations,” said the Bungoma senator.