Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka has categorically put to rest rumors and imaginations from a section of politicians that want him to contest Bungoma senatorial seat in forthcoming general election.
Lusaka said he does not need introduction to Bungoma politics and that the people of Bungoma are intelligent enough to know which seat he will run for.
‘I am currently the Speaker of the Senate, how is it possible that in the next Parliament, I am am the one asking the Speaker for permission to speak? That is engaging the reverse gear. I am not going for senatorial seat.’
Lusaka was responding to remarks made a week ago by Deputy Governor Prof Charles Ngome who pleaded with him to vie for Bungoma senatorial seat.
Political analysts agree Governor Wycliffe Wangamati faces a mountainous task of recapturing his seat if Lusaka contests.
Governor Wangamati, a BBI promoter, suffered a blow after BBI was yesterday effectively defeated at Court of Appeal.
It was hoped that with an expanded executive, Lusaka could remain at national level, giving him an easy route for re-election.
The Senate boss speaking today at Ndalu area, Tongaren Constituency in a funeral service of Mama Gertrude Naliaka, mother to Eric Wafukho CAS National Treasury.
Planning PS Saitoti Torome, Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa among a host of other leaders attended the service.