A renowned Bungoma County businessman Stephen Kaiser Simiyu alias Sonko will fly the Ford Kenya party ticket in the incoming general elections in August.
Simiyu bagged the coveted ticket to vote for the Matulo ward MCA seat in Webuye West constituency after his fierce rival Robinson Kisunia retreated and supported him through a consensus.
“It was a tense moment before we reached a consensus where my opponent Mr. Kisunia will now campaign for me, we have to move together as great friends, my win will be his win,” said Kaiser.
He is planning to dislodge from power Paul Wamalwa alias Wahome who has been the area Civic leader since 2013.
Wamalwa is gunning for the same position on a Democratic Action Party of Kenya associated with Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa.
Sonko banks on his personal help to area residents and the development projects he has initiated which as seen majority residents benefit.
Recently, Sonko drilled a water borehole at his home gate where area residents and especially women and girls fetch domestic water for free.
“They used to suffer, they travelled for kilometers seeking to get clean water for drinking, I sympathized with them and had to put this project here to serve them,” Sonko told Horizon News.
The first time politician has also helped in putting up houses for the vulnerable families in his ward which experiences flooding especially during the rainy season like now.
He has also fed families through the provision of food stuffs and has worked together with the Muslim communities.
“I have provided bursaries to bright but poor students to ensure the carry on with their education, it is the only equaliser in life and the beneficiaries will late on help the community,” he said.
The philanthropist has also engaged small scale traders like mama mbogas and boda boda riders through funding their businesses hence endearing himself to them.
“The small scale business people form a bulk of our community and it is only through the provision of capital to them that they can grow, I have tasked myself to help them and that’s how we have cemented our relationship,” he said.
Sonko called on voters to elect him during the August 9 polls so that he can carry on with what he has started and which will develop the vast ward.
“I present myself to you my voters, this is the time to elect the right leader, I will be your servant and not just a leader, your choice, your future,” Sonko stated.