A United Democratic Party candidate in the Kabuchai by-election Prof Jeremiah Marakia is optimistic of replacing the late James Lusweti.
Addressing the press in Bungoma town on Saturday, Marakia said that with the network he has made he will attract investors to invest in the constituency.
“From my engagement with Kabuchai people, if elected I will be able to invest in development activities including provision of water and education,” he said
Marakia added, “As a son of Kabuchai I have been able to provide washable face masks, paid school fees to a number of bright children but from poor families and also helped a number of small scale businesses,” he said.
He said if elected on March 4, he will be able to take the best performing schools for a vacation in Mombasa to boost their knowledge.
“I value education very much, education is the key to success, I will use the CDF funds very well to develop schools and bursary funds to educate learners,” he said.
He started that he will unite and work in partnership with the heads associations that they develop a working relationship for the benefit of all of them.
An accountant by profession, Marakia states that all monies send to the constituency will be counted for if he is elected to represent Kabuchai people.
“I managed to help flood victims in Makhonge and Kibichori by providing them with food after they camped in schools, I will strive to help majority of them once elected,” he said.
Marakia who hails from Chwele states that he has the guts to come up with good bills that will help Kabuchai people.
Other candidates include, Majimbo Kalasinga (FK), Evans Kakai (UDA) David Kibiti of United Green Movement, Amos Wekesa of Federal party of Kenya and Independent candidates Gasper Wafubwa and Peter Kapanga.