- Ford Kenya also received a major boost after former Bungoma deputy governor Charles Ngome decamped from Eugene Wamalwa’s party DAP-K to Ford Kenya.
- Ngome vied for the Bungoma senator’s position and came number two after Wetang’ula.
It's a major boost for the National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula’s long serving aide Wafula Wakoli after the Bungoma county Woman Representative Catherine Wambilianga backed his senatorial bid.
The Woman MP was speaking on Saturday during the funeral service of Taracha Mafunga at Lukhoba village, Maraka ward, Webuye East constituency.
Wambilianga who doubles as the Bungoma county Ford Kenya chairperson asked residents to support Wakoli’s bid as the incoming senator.
The woman representative described the aide as a dedicated youth who has always stood with the party, adding that the county needs a person like him.
“Let’s all come together and give him our mandate to serve us, not only because of his friendliness and positive energy, but because he has the willingness to lead as well as the passion for service as a senator," Wambilianga said.
Wakoli told the Star that he is equal to the task and will serve Bungoma residents well.
“I have walked with my senior Wetang'ula. He has taught me so many things. I am ready to replace him and serve,” Wakoli said.
Ford Kenya also received a major boost after former Bungoma deputy governor Charles Ngome decamped from Eugene Wamalwa’s party DAP-K to Ford Kenya.
Ngome vied for the Bungoma senator’s position and came number two after Wetang’ula.
The former deputy governor defied former Kakamega county chief Wycliffe Oparanya’s plea that Azimio la Umoja members should remain on opposition and exercise their role.
However, UDA MP in the Kenya Kwanza coalition led by Dan Wanyama Webuye West legislator have maintained that they will back former Bumula MP Mwambu Mabonga for the Bungoma senators seat.
Also present at the funeral was Webuye West MP Dan Wanyama.
(edited by Amol Awuor)