Three Bungoma MCAs Declare Interests For Parliamentary Seats


Three members of the Bungoma County assembly have since declared their interests in vying for parliamentary seats in the August polls leaving their positions up for grabs.

Those who have since declared to go for parliamentary seats include, Cheptais Ward Member of the County Assembly (MCA) Jane Chebet, Mbakalo ward MCA Bethwel Mwambu and Ndivisi ward MCA Martin Wanyonyi.

Chebet has declared to battle it out with Mt Elgon Mp Fred Kapondi of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party while Wanyonyi is set to inherit Webuye East Mp Alfred Sambu who is allegedly been indisposed for quite some time while Mwambu will battle it out with Tongaren Mp Dr.Eseli Simiyu who is also the Secretary General of Democratic Action Party of Kenya.

Chebet recently dumped the Deputy President William Ruto led UDA party and joined Moses Wetang’ula Ford Kenya for fear of being shortchanged at the nomination stage

Locals of Mt Elgon constituency have never elected a woman Mp since its creation and the entry of Chebet is a game changer as is supported by majority women.

“Male chauvinism notwithstanding, I am determined to win this seat, what a man can do a woman can do better,” she said during an interview.

Mwambu who has since joined UDA has promised other contenders a run for their money during the campaigns and is optimistic of dislodging the incumbent from power.

“We can’t be stagnant in one position, as leaders we need to grow and growth is when you contest for a bigger seat, am determined to lead Tongaren residents in parliament and it will be a dream come through,” he said.

He says that his development record speaks for itself and he will be elected the Mp based on it and his vision for the voters.

Ndivisi MCA who is considered the front runner to inherit Sambu will contest for the seat on Ford Kenya party ticket.

“Since I was a child I have admired that one day I will be in parliament, this made me to try my hand in politics and for sure it is paying off, just from being a nominated MCA in 2013 to winning the Ndivisi ward seat as an independent ticket is an achievement, I am going for the MP’s seat and God willing I will be in parliament by August,” said Wanyonyi.

He attributed his rising political to good grooming from his role models including senate speaker Ken Lusaka and Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang’ula.

1.Ndivisi MCA Martin Wanyonyi (Green tie)

2.Cheptais MCA Jane Chebet

3.Mbakalo MCA Bethwel Mwambu
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