DAPK Party Leader Wamunyinyi joins the Senatorial race


After months of complete silence since his defeat as Kanduyi MP to Lawyer John Makali in the August Elections, Veteran Bungoma politician and DAPK Party Leader Wafula Wamunyinyi has announced his entry into the now seemingly crowded Senatorial race.

The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance candidates dream to replace his mentor and now political foe Speaker Moses Wetangula is said to have the backing of Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta, both members of the powerful Azimio Coalition that also Wamunyinyi sits in.

Wamunyinyi joins the race to do battle with Kenya Kwanza’s Ford Kenya’s David Wafula Wakoli and UDA’s immediate former Bumula MP Mwambu Mabonga, Roots Party of Kenya’s Robert Situma, Federal Party of Kenya candidate Jacob Machacha, as Enock Makokha, Raidon Munoko and Julius Masinde officially gazetted as Independent Candidates.

It will be interesting to see how Wamunyinyi pulls off this December by election, coming hot on the heels of a dismal performance in Kanduyi and his open disdain for the Ford Kenya Party Leader and now National Assembly Speaker whom he intends to replace at the Senate.

The burly politician, who announced his Candidature surrounded by Bungoma DAPK Party stalwarts that included Party Chairman, David Muchele, Party Secretary General and immediate former Tongaren MP David Eseli and Bungoma Chairman Bishop Chris Makokha, promised to run an organized, effectively managed campaign that would propel him to win.

‘I bring on board my numerous years of political experience. Bungoma needs a Senator who is able to legislate, oversight and protect devolution. How will a Kenya Kwanza Senator oversight a Kenya Kwanza County led government? An Azimio candidate will be best place to ensure that resources are properly spent for the purposes they are intended for’ – Wamunyinyi said.

The December 8th by elections campaign period is expected to begin 11th November.

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Abueate Macho Wekesa
I am a journalist by choice with passion, ready to serve under any circumstance. I advocate for service for humanity through responsible journalism. Currently, I am working with BK Radio 98.2,Bungoma.

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