Kabuchai Mp Majimbo Kalasinga has revealed that the Senate speaker Ken Lusaka has joined Ford Kenya party and is set to be unveiled as the Bungoma gubernatorial candidate on March 11, 2022.
Speaking in one of the local vernacular radio station, Kalasinga stated that all plans are complete to unveil him on the set date.
“All plans to unveil him have been completed and we will first go to his home in Kamukuywa where he will receive Clergies blessings before we had to Bungoma posta ground for a mother of rallies,” said the law maker.
Lusaka was the first Bungoma governor between 2013-2917 before he was dislodged by the current governor Wycliffe Wangamati.
The Bungoma gubernatorial race is expected to see fireworks as Lusaka sets to recapture the seat he lost to the incumbent.
Wangamati was elected on Ford Kenya party led by Senator Moses Wetang’ula but has since joined DAP-K associated with defence CS Eugene Wamalwa.
This has left a gap that has seen Lusaka joining it and will work closely with Wetang’ula who was very instrumental in 2017 campaigns which saw him Wangamati kick him out the same position.
Lusaka had two weeks ago dismissed propaganda about him abandoning Bungoma gubernatorial race.
Lusaka stated that he is in the race to the end and assured his supporters to stop listening to propaganda from his rivals.
“I am in the Bungoma gubernatorial race slated for August, let my supporters not listen to those propagating lies that I have abandoned the race,” he said.
Lusaka who has since announced to unseat Wangamati, explained that those spreading propaganda about his candidature are in fear of defeat during the August polls.
“I haven’t abandoned my ambition to be the next Bungoma governor, don’t listen to rumour mongers, let me assure you that we are in this race up to the end,” he stated.
There have been rumours on social media and other platforms pointing out that Lusaka had abandoned the race and was considering being appointed an ambassador to other countries.
After failing to recapture his seat, Lusaka was later appointed the Senate speaker by the Jubilee government, the position he is still holding up to date.
Others in the gubernatorial race are Nairobi businessman Zachariah Baraza, former Communication Authority of Kenya CEO Francis Wangusi and Kibabii University lecturer Peter Khakina.