VOTE HUNT

Sirisia MP contest narrows down to three after DAP-K quits

Kasembeli will now battle against the incumbent John Waluke of Jubilee and ODM's Moses Nandalwe

In Summary
  • Kasembeli is making his debut in politics and he is banking on the popularity of Ford Kenya to clinch the seat.
  • Waluke argues that he seeking re-election to complete projects he started in his second term.
Sirisia MP candidate Kasembeli Nasiuma during UDA economic forum in Kimilili
Sirisia MP candidate Kasembeli Nasiuma during UDA economic forum in Kimilili
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Democratic Action Party of Kenya candidate for the Sirisia MP seat Malaba Keya has opted out of the race and thrown his weight behind Ford Kenya's Kasembeli Nasiuma.

Kasembeli will now battle against the incumbent John Waluke of Jubilee and ODM's Moses Nandalwe.

All the three candidates have already intensified their campaigns, crisscrossing the constituency in the hunt for votes.

Kasembeli is making his debut in politics and is banking on the popularity of Ford Kenya to clinch the seat.

Waluke enjoys the support of Jubilee after he was given the mandate to lead the party campaigns in Bungoma and campaign for Azimio  presidential candidate Raila Odinga.

Waluke who is seeking a third term said he is prepared to battle it out with other candidates.

He argues that he is seeking re-election to complete projects he started in his second term.

In an interview with the Star on Friday, Kasembeli accused Waluke of issuing threats to the Kenya Kwanza team that they won’t carry out a rally at Mayuba stadium.

“We don’t want to play bad politics, let every candidate get time to share their agenda with the people of Sirisia, violence, dishing out handouts and throwing stones won’t change the lives of Sirisia voters,” he said.

Kasembeli said he has done a lot while working at the National Treasury and if elected he will ensure Sirisia is the most developed constituency in Kenya.

He said he will also prioritise education, provision of clean water, better infrastructure and funds for youths and women groups.

Kasembeli asked Deputy President William Ruto to help Sirisia get a KMTC college, arguing a medical institute will boost the region's economy and fight illiteracy.

Nandalwe urged the electorate to vote for him saying he only wants to serve for one term to make Sirisia better.

(Edited by Tabnacha O)

Sirisia MP John Waluke
Sirisia MP John Waluke
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