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Independents in Trans Nzoia say they'll sweep all seats

They are urging voters not to elect leaders based on party affiliations

In Summary

• Told voters not to be hoodwinked to support leaders who have no proven track record.

Independent candidates in Trans Nzoia on Thursday stepped up their campaigns to defeat hopefuls vying on established political parties in next week's polls.

They are urging voters not to elect leaders based on party affiliations but those capable of taking the county to the next level.

 Woman representative candidate Janet Nangabo, Endebess MP hopeful Pius Gumo and a host of ward representative candidates told voters not to be hoodwinked to support leaders who have no proven track record.

Former Gender director Pauline Mukasa is seeking woman representative seat as an independent candidate.

Independent candidates seeking to succeed Governor Patrick Khaemba include Wycliffe Eshiwani, Ben Wanjala and Bishop Jimmy Nduruchi.

Others running for the governor's seat are Ford Kenya secretary general Chris Wamalwa, Wilfred Moraya of Usawa kwa Wote and DAP-K governor candidate George Natembeya.

Gumo said the call for voters to reject politicians vying on established political parties should not be construed as championing undemocratic rule.

He urged voters to give independents a chance to represent them at all levels.

Former Matumbei ward representative George Mukhwana said independent candidates are supporting Natembeya for governor.

"There is no question on the side of the governorship race as everybody will be voting for Natembeya. The rest of the seats will be swept by independents," he said.

He said the former Rift Valley regional commissioner had been endorsed by almost all communities in the county.

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