Residents of Lutungu, West Sangalo, Kanduyi, where Senator Aspirant Enoch Opara Makokha hails from have today endorsed the Security Experts candidacy in the forthcoming elections.
The residents, many disputing local rumours being pedalled by political opponents that Hon. Makokha doesn’t have a home in the County, hailed him as a man of the people who has helped many less fortunate Lutungu residents through many charitable deeds.
‘This man was born here, has a wife and home here, and he is currently making plans to sink a huge borehole that will give us water in this village. Anyone saying he doesn’t have a home here is a complete liar’ – Patrick Situma, a neighbor and retired police officer said.
‘Enoch was born here and he has built us roads, paid for our children’s shook fees and when he is around, he never fails to invite us to his home and share food with us’ – Rosibeda, an immediate neighbor said.
Several residents wondered why all powerful leaders all come from Kabuchai and proposed that Makokha be supported to raise the profile of Kanduyi.
‘Former Senator and current Speaker Moses Wetangula, Bungoma Woman Representative Catherine Wambilianga and former Governor Wycliffe Wangamati all hail from Kabuchai. It’s time to support our son to become the next Senator. He deserves it’ – Bernard Juma, a Boda Boda rider around Lutungu Primary School said.
‘We don’t have proper medical facilities. With Makokha as Senator, we shall have proper medical facilities.’ – Betty Wafula, Mama Boi
Independent candidate Enoch Makokha has shown intention to capture the seat that fell vacant following the elevation of Speaker Wetangula to high office.
The 39 year old Makokha promises greater County Oversight, legislation and representation and says he will keep the current County Government in check, inorder to deliver development to the people of Bungoma.
The Nairobi based Eastern and Central Interpol Security expert and consultant is scheduled to hold high level stakeholder meetings with supporters to officially declare his political plan and get their official endorsement.
Makokha’s entry into the now crowded Senatorial race is already eliciting excitement and causing ripples across the nine subcounties in Bungoma.