Azimio’s Wafula Wamunyinyi joins race to succeed Wetangula
The Democratic Action Party-Kenya has announced that it will front former Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi for the Bungoma county senatorial seat.
The seat fell vacant after the reigning senator, Moses Wetangula was elected as the National Assembly Speaker.
DAP-K, an Azimio-leaning political outfit, exuded confidence that the 5-term MP, who also doubles up as the outfit's party leader, will bag the seat given his experience as a legislator and advocacy for liberation, among other competencies.
"Our Party leader Wafula Wamunyinyi will be vying for the Bungoma County Senatorial seat in the December by-elections. Wamunyinyi is banking on his rich experience as a legislator, liberation champion and defender of farmers to win the seat," the party posted.
It's now official our Party leader @wamunyinyi will be vying for the Bungoma County Senatorial seat in the December by-elections. Wamunyinyi is banking on his rich experience as a legislator, liberation champion and defender of farmers to win the seat. pic.twitter.com/CaB2LSA3VO— DAP-K Party (@DAP_Kenya) October 29, 2022
Other candidates in the race are former Bumula MP Mwambu Maboga, Jacob Machacha Majembe, an ally of former Cabinet minister Fred Gumo, Bishop Harman Kasili who is the chairman of the Lake Region Economic Bloc private sector organizations, Wafula Wakoli and Aggrey Mutuma Namisi, a local politician.
Wetangula endorses Wakoli
Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang’ula recently endorsed his longest-serving personal assistant Wafula Wakoli to take the mantle as the next Bungoma County Senator.
Wakoli has been the longest-serving P.A to Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula. Before joining politics, Wakoli was a Kiswahili teacher at Milima Secondary School.
Wakoli, who has remained loyal to the party and played a crucial role in ensuring that the party delivers in the Tuesday, August 9 elections, was endorsed by Ford Kenya leaders elected in the recently concluded General Election.