Iteso community backs Lusaka's governors seat bid

Lusaka seeks to oust the incumbent Wangamati in the August polls.

In Summary

•Ajuk Olekete, BTRA Chairman, told the star that all Iteso will walk across the 45 wards campaigning for Lusaka.

•Geoffrey Emuria a youth leader lamented about frustrations small scale businesses go through in the Kanduyi market.

The Iteso community addressing the media in Bungoma town on Monday, May 9, 2022. IMAGE BY TONY WAFULA.
The Iteso community addressing the media in Bungoma town on Monday, May 9, 2022. IMAGE BY TONY WAFULA.

The Iteso community residing in Bungoma county have vowed to rally behind Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka's gubernatorial bid.

Speaking during a meeting with Lusaka in Bungoma town on Monday, the community under the Bungoma Teso Residents Association caucus agreed to back the Speaker for the seat.

Benedict Emachar, BTRA Patron stated that as a community, they have enough votes that will guarantee Lusaka a huge win.

"We have more than 100,000 votes as a community and if we all cast in favour of Lusaka, he will definitely emerge the winner," said Emacar.

He added that they will walk the talk to ensure Lusaka wins the gubernatorial seat.

Ajuk Olekete, BTRA Chairman, told the star that all Iteso will walk across the 45 wards campaigning for Lusaka.

"We will campaign for him to ensure he wins the gubernatorial seat come August," he said.

Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka having a chat with the Iteso community on May,9,2022
Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka having a chat with the Iteso community on May,9,2022
Image: TONY WAFULA.

He said that they are ready to take off and use their resources as Lusaka agents in the grassroots to ensure he bags the seat.

They claimed that they had been sidelined for so long adding that it is time they support Lusaka for the betterment of the county.

Geoffrey Emuria, a youth leader, lamented about frustrations small scale businesses go through in the Kanduyi market.

He stated that the stalls that they used to operate in are all down and they have been forced to seek alternatives.

"We will support Lusaka to the last man," he said.

Lusaka pledged to support the Iteso community after winning in the August polls.

"You have been my foot soldiers and great friends, hold my hand, once I win you will have certain slots filled by your people, I won't forget about you people," he said.                       


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