Wetang’ula, Mudavadi launch joint campaigns for Kabuchai, Matungu by-elections


The seats were left vacant following the deaths of James Lusweti (Kabuchai) and Justus Murunga of Matungu.

Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetang’ula have launched a joint campaign to deliver parliamentary seats in Kabuchai and matungu.

The seats were left vacant following the deaths of James Lusweti (Kabuchai) and Justus Murunga of Matungu.

Addressing the press at Kabuchai CDF offices in Musese near Chwele market where a Ford Kenya candidate Joseph Majimbo Kalasinga was cleared by IEBC, the duo were optimistic of winning the seats.

In Matungu, ANC is fronting Mr.Peter Nabulindo who was given a direct nomination.

Wetang’ula stated that they were escorting a presumptive winner in the by-election slated for March 4.

“Our being here today is not a freak accident; it is a deliberate statement to the people of Mulembe nation and Kenya at large, the unity of our people will propel our distinguished communities to the higher seat and make us more attractive to engage,” he said.

Wetang’ula added, “Let’s be ready to support Majimbo, this by election is going to be a storm in the region and our unity will determine our future politics,” he said.

The Bungoma senator added that Ford Kenya hasn’t fielded any candidate in Matungu and ANC has also done the same in Kabuchai and they are going to follow the same pattern in future to unite the region.

Mudavadi stated that their intention is to work and move together to ensure that they unite the region.

“We won’t allow other people to come here and dismantle our resolve and unity in this region, through the by-elections of Kabuchai and Matungu, we will support both Majimbo and Nabulindo,” he said

Mudavadi stated that henceforth they will work together to deliver the region without being coerced by anybody.

“Let’s campaign and shame them because I am sure our candidates will emerge winners, we will plan on how to launch our campaigns in the two constituencies,” he said.

He averred that the partnership between ANC and Ford Kenya will deliver wonders in the two by election through the unity of purpose.

Other leaders who accompanied Weta and Mudavadi included Bungoma woman Rep Catherine Wambilianga, Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini), Tindi Mwale (Butere) and a galaxy of MCAs.

Majimbo stated that he was very happy to have been cleared and given a green light to run for the seat.

“I believe that ANC and Ford Kenya are working together; they will win with a bigger margin and deliver the Kabuchai and Matungu seats,” he said.

Kabuchai IEBC coordinator Benson Isusa and a panel of other electoral agency are overseeing clearance of all candidates.

Other candidates include Evans Kaki of UDA, David Kibiti of United Green Movement, Amos Wekesa of Federal party of Kenya and Independent candidates Peter Kapanga and Gasper Waffubwa


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