• The by-election to replace Moses Wetangula, who resigned for election as National Assembly Speaker, will be held on December 8.
Bungoma Senate race aspirants have started door-to-door campaigns to woo residents.
They are also seeking endorsements in the county and beyond.
The by-election to replace Moses Wetang'ula, who resigned for election as National Assembly Speaker, will be held on December 8.
On Tuesday, former Bumula MP Mwambu Mabonga met with Bukusu Council of Elders from Bungoma and Trans Nzoia counties.
Mwambu on Tuesday said he decided to meet the elders to bless him and give him direction.
The UDA aspirant was speaking at Mabanga ATC when he met the elders.
“I laud the Bukusu Council of Elders for responding promptly after I visited them for this special occasion. They have blessed me and given me the go-ahead to take over from Wetang’ula,” he said.
The former lawmaker said he is equal to the task.
Mwambu said the senatorial seat is not a reserve for anybody and aspirants should be allowed to say what they will do if elected.
Starting Thursday this week, the aspirants will be presenting their nomination papers to the IEBC for clearance.
Bungoma county returning officer Grace Rono told the Star they have slotted in the aspirants to present their papers at different times to avoid overlapping.
Bukusu Council of Elders chairman Richard Walukano said they have blessed the former MP to run for the seat and they will soon go to his residence in Bumula to do the rituals after he (Mwambu) presents his papers to the IEBC.