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I'm ready to fit into MP Sambu's big shoes, says candidate Namisi

Promises to support needy students get education, empower youth, provide insurance cover for poor and elderly

In Summary

• Sambu, 85, has served as area MP for three terms and is not seeking re-election. 

• He is the only MP out of nine current lawmakers from Bungoma county who is not defending his seat in the August elections.

Webuye East MP candidate Aggrey Namisi in Webuye town.
Webuye East MP candidate Aggrey Namisi in Webuye town.
Image: TONY WAFULA

Webuye East MP candidate Aggrey Namisi has said he is ready to fit into the shoes of outgoing lawmaker Alfred Sambu.

Namisi, who is the Bungoma East branch Knut executive secretary, said on Thursday he is ready to steer the constituency to greater heights.

Sambu, 85, has served as area MP for three terms and is not seeking re-election. 

He is the only MP out of nine current lawmakers from Bungoma county who is not defending his seat in the August elections.

The race to succeed him has attracted Bungoma county director of special programmes Caro Buyela, Ndivisi MCA Martin Wanyonyi Pepela, businessman Noah Chiuli, Wanjala Iyaya, Jacob Chelongo and Aineah Muyundo.

Namisi, who spoke in Webuye town, promised to provide people-inclusive leadership if elected.

He said Webuye East has lagged behind in development, especially in the education sector, adding that the area does not have a technical training institute.

Namisi said if given an opportunity to serve as MP, he will support needy students to access education. He said the list of all bursary beneficiaries will be made public and be available at chiefs’ offices.

“This is the time the thorny issue of the bursary allocation will be sorted once and for all. I will ensure that all needy students get support to access education,” he said.

On youth empowerment, Namisi said he will help groups get egg incubators as one way of creating employment.

“In Bungoma county, we have a chicken slaughterhouse at Chwele market. Immediately I take over as MP I will purchase incubators and distribute them to youth groups to rear chicken and earn a living,” he said.

Namisi said he will build social halls in all three wards of Ndivisi, Maraka and Mihuu and instal internet for jobless graduates to do online jobs.

“Nowadays most of the jobs are found online. The only way to make them readily available is to build a social hall and equip it with internet so the youth can do online research,” he said.

The unionist also said he will help the poor and the elderly in the constituency get insurance cover.

Edited by A.N

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