Wamunyinyi free to run for Bungoma senatorial seat

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC on Friday gave a green light to former Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi to contest in the forthcoming by-election.

The by-election is for December 8, 2022.

Flanked by Azimio top brass among them DAP-K Secretary General Dr Eseli Simiyu, Patron Eugene Wamalwa, MP PK Salasya and Maraka ward MCA Ali Machani, Wamunyinyi made his way in a long convoy to IEBC in Bungoma town.

Wamunyinyi said if elected, he will take the opportunity to champion the Bills he sponsored while an MP.

Some of the Bills include the Sugar Bill 2019, which he said he will lobby for its concencus.

Wamunyinyi said out of the ten eyeing the senatorial seat, he is the only visionary candidate able to replace National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula.

Further, the DAP-K Party Leader asked his opponents to keep peace during the by- election.

Former Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa who was also present lauded Wamunyinyi for being cleared by the commission.

According to the former CS, Azimio landed on Wamunyinyi for being a seasoned and experienced leader in the region, asking Bungoma residents to back his bid.

Wamalwa further urged Bungoma residents to keep peace despite coming from different political affiliations.

“During the August polls we had incidents where people were shot dead and others murdered in unclear circumstances. This time, we don’t want to engage in the push and pull,” he said.

Former Tongaren MP Eseli Simiyu lauded the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya leaders for accepting to back Wamunyinyi’s bid for Bungoma senator.
“Wamunyinyi was officially endorsed by our Azimio patron Raila Odinga,” he said.
Simiyu further asked the IEBC to conduct a free and fair election.
“We have done our own investigations and noted that the August polls was marred by irregularities. This time, we don’t entertain such,” he said.
Wamunyinyi said he has a clean track record and the people of Kanduyi can attest to his work.

He said he has always been on the forefront in fighting for farmers’ interests.

Wamunyinyi said if elected, he will take the opportunity to follow up on the Bills he sponsored while MP.

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